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    I'm re-doing my rear brakes (75 MKIII 1000 w/ 10" wheels) and I need to have my drums resurfaced/turned down. Does anyone know the min. thickness (I'm not sure if that is the correct phrasing) the drums can be before they need to be replaced?

    I've tried looking it up in a couple of books and my owners manual and I can't seem to find it anywhere, but I want to make sure I'm armed with this bit of info so that I can give it to the guy at the machine shop. I'm already expecting a "what the...." type reaction when I bring in my tiny drums.

    Also, I'm assuming that Heritage is the cheapest place to buy the pads, etc.., but if anyone knows of a better deal, let me know.

  • #2
    Metal Frictions Company
    12551 26th Ave NE
    Seattle 98125
    206 364 8560
    Dick Larson will turn your drums without laughing at you and can reline your existing shoes. He will also "arc" (shape) the lining to fit the drums.
    If your shoes, the metal part, are toast I've got spares you can have.



    • #3
      Nice one Don.
      "remember, in this country, they drive on the wrong side of the road"
      ‘64 Austin Countryman-???
      '60's Austin mini truck - the chicken truck
      '60 Morris Van - Marvan
      '55 Chevy wagon- the heavy Chevy


      • #4
        Max. inside diameter: 179.3mm
        The more I know about Minis, the more I know I don't know about Minis.