• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Safely Alert - Midget/Spridget Rear Brakes

HealeyRick

Yoda
Silver
Country flag
Offline
I have no further info on this, just passing it along:


<https://www.the-vmc.com/>



Dear VMC Representative:

The good folks at CVAR have reported what is apparently *a very
widespread issue to the rear brakes shoes on the Austin Healey Sprites
(square body and bugeye) and the MG Midget cars* which share the same
rear brake shoe. A bad batch of bad "bonded" (not riveted) brake
linings have been reported to delaminate from the shoe causing massive
brake failures on a number of these cars. In one case, failure was
after one session on brand new set of brake shoes.

If you have a way to communicate this to your members who own these
cars, it would probably be a good idea to do so. If it is determined
the brake shoe manufacturer or supplier is at fault, we'll so advise.
But in the meantime, inspection (and replacement?) is highly recommended.

Many of you may not even realize that VMC has maintained a */"Mechanical
Failures List"/* over the years. The above issue has been added to that
list. You can download the updated entire list of known failures here
<https://www.the-vmc.com/hostedfiles/VMC-Mechanical Failures List.pdf>.
It might be well to forward it to the person in charge of your tech
inspections as a reminder of these many known issues, including this
latest addition.
 
D

Deleted member 8987

Guest
Guest
Offline
From that list, I remember this one:
All 1965-69 Chevrolets (except Corvettes)
Source: 1971 DOT Bulletin #2-71
Problem: Left engine mount failure
Action: Inspect and replace.

The original mounts are metal sides bonded to rubber. The GM "fix" was a bracket on the exhaust manifold, and a stainless wire loop with eyelets to fit under the frame mount.
Later mounts had a metal rod extending from upper through lower with a large washer welded on the end.
The issue was, before cable throttles, the mount would fail, the engine would lift out of the mount, the throttle rod would be pulled, pedal on the floor, butterflies wide open.
Not fun.
Dave
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
MG Lily Best way to safely remove minor surface rust? Restoration & Tools 5
PeterK Jumping a battery safely Triumph 2
SCguy How to sell a car safely? Triumph 10
nichola TR6 Re-purpose alert Triumph 0
M TR2/3/3A Scam Alert 57 TR3 Triumph 2
trrdster2000 TR6 TR6 Wheeler Dealer Alert Triumph 16
D Jaguar E-types [2] stolen alert Jaguar 1
G Bargain Hunter alert ! ! Triumph 4
T Wedge TR7 alert Triumph 4
SkinnedKnuckles Purolator Fuel Filter Alert, I guess. Triumph 5
davester craigslist alert - bugeye original hardtop Spridgets 0
T Wedge Wedge deal alert - 1976 FHC project Triumph 7
Cottontop ALERT ! Healeys Return to Bonneville. Austin Healey 0
Cottontop ALERT ! Healeys Return to Bonneville Speed Runs Austin Healey 23
B HEAVY WEATHER ALERT!! Tyler,Texas Regionals Triumph 2
amcboy Cheapskate alert... Triumph 0
G MG Parts Alert-NFI MG 0
A TR2/3/3A Alert - TR-3A lower wishbone seals - poor quality Triumph 3
P ALERT: MG Parts Stolen in Detroit! MG 4
A Radiator cap alert - check yours Austin Healey 5
kodanja Pretty Girl Alert! Triumph 31
Y Stupid Question Alert: Using a Jack on the Healey Austin Healey 4
A MGB MGB Magazine alert MG 5
TRopic6 For Sale Midget MkIII (GAN 5) Handbook, Door switches, Wiper blades Spridgets Classified 0
D Is it a 1965 or a 1966 MG Midget? Spridgets 2
G 79 Midget 1500 overheating Spridgets 2
G 79 Midget Clutch issues Spridgets 9
G General MG Leaking Fuel on twin HS4's 1500 MG Midget MG 5
O Ignition switch / steering lock replacement in a '78 midget Spridgets 4
M Midget runs inconsistently Spridgets 7
S 1972 MG Midget Mk III Project Car for sale Spridgets 5
B COMPLETE DROP-IN Rebuilt 1975/6 MG Midget 1500 engine PLUS rebuilt Spitfire Overdrive trans NEVER INSTALLED Spridgets Classified 0
BJ8Healeys Cigar lighter for '73 MG Midget MG Classifieds 4
Gearhead Midget parts for sale Spridgets Classified 0
Gearhead Midget seats for sale Spridgets Classified 0
S For Sale Early Sprite & Midget Speedometer/Tachometer/Generator etc. Spridgets Classified 2
JPSmit Electric Midget Spridgets 1
skystryd Idea Time 79 Midget Spridgets 2
BJ8Healeys For Sale Midget/Sprite nose section - used [Moss Motors P/N 455-145] Spridgets Classified 0
Ljohns New Midget/Sprite Fuel Tank Austin Healey Classifieds 1
M General MG Midget MK1 windshield replacement MG 2
D For Sale MG Midget for sale Spridgets Classified 2
K Disc Brake Conversation to MK1 Midget Spridgets 2
M 1972 Midget Engine Issues Spridgets 10
M General MG 1972 Midget cylinder pitting MG 19
K Midget Brake Pedal Question Spridgets 2
S For Sale Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Factory Body Parts Manuals - 1958 - 1974 Austin Healey Classifieds 0
S For Sale MG Midget Workshop Manual on CD/ROM - 1962 - 1974 Models MG Classifieds 0
S For Sale Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Factory Workshop Manual on CD/ROM – 1962 - 1974 Spridgets Classified 0
S For Sale Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Factory Workshop Manual on CD/ROM – 1962 - 1974 Austin Healey Classifieds 0

Similar threads

Top