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Hi and hard brakes

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Captain Cavemen, May 31, 2020.

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  1. Captain Cavemen

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    Good afternoon all, this is my first venture into forum posting and as I’m a total technophobe couldn’t find a link to post, so fingers crossed this works.

    I have a 1980 series 3 88” ex coastguard landy which aside from the shocking rust has served me well for 27 years (my first car which I kept while all my friends sold theirs and regretted it). I am no mechanic but potter about on her doing the easy stuff and passing to a friendly mechanic when it’s above my head. She has had a new halves chassis; wiring loom; 90 bulkhead (couldn’t afford a s3) and lots of bits welded on and kicked! It’s a weeeknd working vechical so I don’t show it any quarter and it keeps taking the punishment.

    Recently the breaks have been getting harder but still working fine with a good shove. So as per the forum notes I checked the vacuum, all good sucking away merrily. So I changed the servo. Still no luck. Before I dive into changing the master brake cylinder has anyone got any ideas for other causes? The shoes are all fairly new and adjusted properly and the lines appear to blead ok.

    Secondly being an ex coastguard (my assumption because The under paint is dark blue and the roof canary yellow). Does anyone know how to research it’s history? I sent off for the heritage cert and that only told me it was an early Jan 1980 build.

    Any thoughts gratefully received.
     
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    Try the Series section for technical questions. You'll find it under forums :)
     
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    Thanks all for your help.
     
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