This LRO reader emailed LRO.firstname.lastname@example.org looking for advice on ill-fitting brake shoes on his Series IIA 109.
After replacing the rear brake adjusters and shoes on my 1971 Series IIA 109in, I’m having trouble with the brake shoes
staying on the adjusters. I’ve ground a tad off the head of the bolt that holds the adjuster in place to give clearance. Are there leading and trailing shoes and, if so, could they be the cause of the problem?
Ken Atkins, Otorohanga, New Zealand
There are leading and trailing shoes; if you get them mixed up they can be impossible to adjust correctly. The leading shoe sits
towards the front of the vehicle and can be told apart from the trailing shoe by the positioning of the friction material on it. If you look at the shoes the material isn’t bonded on to the shoe centrally. On the leading shoe the material has the greatest distance from the wheel cylinder.
This workshop advice appeared in the December 2015 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.