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 Post subject: Ranger
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:59 pm 

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Well, someone had to do it!

Getting on quite well with a rebuild and recommission of this "Ranger".

Problem is, with no detailed knowledge of the donor vehicle we are constantly coming up against parts that we cannot readily identify, ( as to year, vehicle, etc.)

We are assuming Austin/Morris 1100/1300,....but now we need rear brake shoes, or the originals need relining,....any ideas would be welcome,...thanks.

 Post subject: Re: Ranger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:49 am 
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The Ranger was actually based on the MG 1100/1300 - I am in contact with an owner/expert if you need specific help.

ADO16 rear brake shoes have become a'll see new ones advertised on eBay as brand new, but they're not and this error came about through confusion of part numbers on shared manufacturer data bases.

This was discovered by myself and the Classic Vehicle Product Manager at Mintex......Mintex are investigating the manufacturer of the plates; no-one in the world is currently known to be engaged with this. As a minimum, Mintex will be able to re-line existing plates; this service already exists from many sources, but all use a rubberized lining to produce a flexible compound so that one size of lining fits all cars. Such brake lining, due to the rubber content, wears rapidly and does not provide efficient braking.

Mintex have produced a rigid classic liner compound, of fixed diameter to suit ADO16 rear brake shoes which will be better in both performance and wear over even the original OEM asbestos material. Brake friction development has seen major advances since the 1960’s/70’s and utilising new technology, special attention has be paid to comfort; by this Mintex means noise and progressive characteristics giving the driver a good confident feel.

In mid-March Mintex provided me with a set of shoes with their new lining for general evaluation, R&D happens slowly at Mintex so the fact that my car won't be back on the road for a few weeks does not concern them. If you require some shies to be re-lined I could arrange this, alternatively I do know of a supplier in Greece who still has a around 10-sets of rear shoes.

David -

1968 MG 1300 Saloon Connaught Green
1972 Triumph 2.5 PI Estate Royal Blue
1978 Carlight Casetta Caravan
1995 Lada Riva 1.5 Estate Cherry

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