[Vwdiesel] Rabbit Progress ---( I felt like saying rapid progreess )
h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon May 24 16:02:35 EDT 2004
Yes Gavrik I think I can give you pictures and measurement of those
kind of brakes.
Let us know where you want us to measure.
Of the 10 rear brake assemblies (Rabbit) that I have refurbished so far ,
the problem was RUST ---RUST ---RUST: , it looks like they are ignored by
owners for some reason. ?
I get my shoes from Bow-Wow ---are they good ? no idea. In WA ask Loren he would know
where to get good ones.
Is a kit the way to go ? ----send me a picture of your parts , and I shall let you know.
The kit is expensive. Shoes and cylinders were cheap. So I blasted and painted everything
else.And I mean everything.
When I was a whippersnapper I was told that the most important part of a car
was the BRAKES. ----- I found out why !!!!- going down a mountainside without.
Drive like your brakes may fail any minute. ---- does that qualify as a Hagarisim ?
By the way here in the hills there are special little emergency stop lanes in places.(for big rigs)
To bleed Rabbit brakes --- a piece of cake . Use a long stick to push pedal ---works here.
A short stick for calipers ---against seat.
PS: NO place could I find 1980 Rabbit rear brakes backplates. NEW for sale.
No problem I got lots of old ones to rework.
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