Posts Tagged ‘Handbrake’

Brakes MK2

The Front and Rear Brakes The Jaguar MK2 uses a single line hydraulic system actuating disc brakes in both the front and rear of the car. While the four wheel disc brakes were “cutting edge” at the time of production for a four-door sedan, today, the braking action can be upgraded with vendor supplied modification kits. […]


The Bloody Beast “To-Do” List

Rear Disc Brakes Silicone Valve Cover Seals http://www.the-vintage-racer.com/index.php/gasket-innovations/healey-gaskets Caliper Modification I have never been pleased with the fit of the rear brake rotors with the handbrake calipers. Steve Gerow ran into the same problem – the diameter of the rotor is about 1/4″ to great to fit the calipers properly. I like how he “fixed” […]


Entry 45 – Seat, Seat Runners, Handbrake, Handbrake Lever, Handbrake Shaft, Handbrake Switch, Handbrake Blanking Plate, Steering Column, Universal Joints, Steering Outer Tube, Steering Column Spacers, Seat Belt Bolts, Floor Grommets

LH Seat Assembly

This weekend is devoted to the odds and ends that remain in dismantling the Jag. Seats I took out the seats with the exception of the driver’s seat last summer. First step today was to remove the seat. I lifted out the lower cushion exposing the seat frame mounting points. I then removed the two 7/16” nuts on the […]


Entry 38 – Rear Brake Calipers, Clevis Pin, Handbrake

LH Rear Hub

Rear Brakes, Rotors and Calipers Having stripped the front suspension, it was time to turn to the rear of the car. The first step was to remove the rear brake calipers from each side of the car. This entailed a few fairly easy steps. First, was disconnecting the LH handbrake cable assembly from the handbrake […]