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rannsachair
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
92 Posts

Posted - 08 Nov 2015 :  22:14:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Stripped down the rear suspension for powder coating and noticed the rubbers where the handbrake go into the drum are perished: see .

Does anyone know if you can use ones from any other car e.g http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-AUSTIN-ROVER-MINI-HAND-BRAKE-RUBBER-BOOTS-PAIR-17H8057-BL-/191718680306?hash=item2ca352e6f2:g:6fcAAOSwk5FUvkiy

Thanks

1971 96
2005 9-5 Aero
2003 Defender 90
1969 Triumph T120
1956 Matchless G3LS
1972 BMW R75/5
1991 Triumph Trident 900
1992 Triumph Trophy 900

rannsachair
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
92 Posts

Posted - 08 Nov 2015 :  22:17:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just looked in parts cross reference!

1971 96
2005 9-5 Aero
2003 Defender 90
1969 Triumph T120
1956 Matchless G3LS
1972 BMW R75/5
1991 Triumph Trident 900
1992 Triumph Trophy 900
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3371 Posts

Posted - 08 Nov 2015 :  22:40:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Handbrake+lever+gaiters+mgb&_sop=15

Plenty choice on eBay, not all of high quality rubber but they're cheap enough to replace just before the next MOT if they appear to have split. I tend to buy the cheapest, maybe that's why I regularly need new ones, wish they were sold in proper silicone rubber.




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Edited by - melle on 08 Nov 2015 22:43:57
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2679 Posts

Posted - 09 Nov 2015 :  08:07:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
wish they were sold in proper silicone rubber.


I have been on the case for a while...the day job keeps getting in the way at the moment but when things quieten down I will keep pushing.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3371 Posts

Posted - 09 Nov 2015 :  09:13:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That's great John! Even though they're cheap and easy to replace, checking (and mostly replacing) them before every MOT is one of my pet hates with the 95/96. If they're split and you don't have new ones at hand it might be better to leave them off for the MOT. Most testers used to modern vehicles will not notice them missing, but they always spot split boots in my experience.

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Woody
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United Kingdom
2538 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2015 :  14:26:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Put new ones in the Troll and they have split already, so am looking for some of these too. Iirc they wee used on Scimitar too.
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pchristy
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United Kingdom
1786 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2015 :  17:55:23 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Malbrads have genuine Lockheed ones - at a price!

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 18 Nov 2015 :  20:34:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have genuine Lockeed ones..they are old now.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3371 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2015 :  21:17:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Me too, see above pic. To be fair, they're probably 30 years old and in better condition than the cheap copies to the right that have been on a car for only a year!

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3371 Posts

Posted - 01 Jul 2017 :  23:11:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by john-saab
I have been on the case for a while...
MOT is looming for my 96 and the gaiters I fitted for the last MOT have of course split by now. Did you get any further with having silicone ones produced?

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3371 Posts

Posted - 26 Jul 2017 :  13:19:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just ordered new ones, will try soaking them in vaseline before fitting and report back with result when the 96's 2019 MOT is due.

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Derek
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United Kingdom
2036 Posts

Posted - 27 Jul 2017 :  12:10:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Vaseline and rubber aren't good bed fellows but I doubt if there is much rubber in the composition of these now. Maybe silicone grease inside and out? A short spray of silicone now and then to keep things fresh?
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3371 Posts

Posted - 27 Jul 2017 :  13:38:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derek
Vaseline and rubber aren't good bed fellows
That's true for natural latex rubber and some synthetic rubbers like EPDM. However, seen their very poor weather resistance, I suppose these boots are made out of nitrile, which should be OK with grease. I'm not a fan of silicone grease because it contaminates everything around it, which can cause problems for future paint jobs etc. Apart from that, silicone spray cans may well contain solvents that damage rubber. As far as I know, nitrile is not very resistant to solvents. This is all from memory, please correct me if I'm far off.

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