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Si Bally

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Scootacar wheel cylinders
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:40:59 PM »
Hi all
I have changed the wheels cylinders on my Scootacar Mk1 and frustratingly the back faces of the three wheel studs are rubbing on the newly fitted cylinder. I noticed that the cylinder I removed has witness marks where the hub studs were also rubbing. Is this a problem with the Scootacar front brakes? I have fitted Morris Minor rear cylinders with the handbrake lever cut off. I assume one remedy would be to fit spacers/washers between the hub assembly and the backplate?

Any help would be great.

Many thanks

Simon Balistrari


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Re: Scootacar wheel cylinders
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 06:49:56 PM »
I have had to angle grind a little bit of the cylinder away to cure this, sounds drastic but mine were only rubbing a little. It seems the modern ones are slightly larger  :(
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Re: Scootacar wheel cylinders
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 07:18:12 PM »
yes you are right this a problem with the Scootacar front brakes.