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  1. Lol. 🤣 Yes it was a question I sent into Pratical Classics.
  2. Hello guys Just a update on my latest braking issue. Located those two bolts on the backplate on my passenger rear brakes. Freed them right off, spun the drum & adjusted them accordingly. And now it spins freely just like the drivers side.👍 A big thanks again for the info from my fellow members. 😃
  3. Hello again fellow members. I'm in need of a new wiper switch for my Manta A. Can anybody help please? Ian
  4. Brilliant thanks. I'll have a look over the week & update you. Thanks again.
  5. I don't think my Manta A has rear plate adjusters. It just has a solid steel bar between the shoes. (if that's what you mean?) 🤔 I need to have a look at adjusting the handbrake. 🤔
  6. Thanks for the info yet again. I'll check those things. Thanks for the info yet again. I'll check those things.
  7. Hello Again Fellow Members Here's another head scratching situation that I've encountered today on my Manta A. It's been a nagging issue ever since I took it for it's MOT last November. When the MOT tester was doing his usual checks he found the passenger rear wheel wasn't turning freely like the drivers side. But he passed the car anyway & told me to have a look when I have a chance. I also had grabbing brakes towards the end of last year, so I thought both these issues were due to worn brake shoes or wheel cylinders. Having some Birthday money I decided to spend it on a brand new set of front brake pads, new brake shoes, springs, shoe pins & new wheel cylinders, so everything is brand new braking wise. After finally getting around to fitting all these new parts I thought JOB DONE! But while the car was up on axel stands I thought I'd start the car up & select first gear. I got out & saw the drivers side rotating as it should, but the passenger side not moving at all! I even tried turning it by hand but it hardly budged!!!! Does anyone have any idea's or ever encountered this? Normally I'm quite competent with normal wear & tear issues that I come across on classic cars, but this one's got me really puzzled! Can anyone help please? 🤔
  8. Hello again I appreciate all the tips that your throwing my way. Thank you. I managed to get an hour in the garage earlier today. I removed the brake drums off & took a look. The brake cylinders look a bit ancient & but the brake shoes seem to be pretty good with plenty of meat left on them. I'm thinking of replacing the brake shoes, cylinders, springs etc with brand new ones. Haven't got round to look at the front brakes yet. I've attached some pics to see what you think?
  9. Sorry for the late reply, been really busy. Family birthdays & work. I tried the handbrake test & it did lock the brakes! So I need to take the rear drums off. I will try & get out to the Manta this week & let you know what I find.
  10. Hello again Seems I have another issue with my Manta A. It drives well enough but when it comes to braking the wheels seem to lock up! 😯 Braking very slowly is fine, but say coming to a T junction or island & you brake normally, the brakes seems to lock making quite a bang & juddering. 😦 The car passed an MOT last month with no issues. Any idea's? (discs, pads, master cylinder?) 🤔 Please help.
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