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  1. #1
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    Jag E-Brake Adjustment

    Way back when I installed my E-Brake cable and lever, I found that to get it to work, there was no adjustment left on the threaded fitting where the end of the cable threads in. Nevertheless, I did get it to work.



    I happened on this Jag Brake Service info the other day and it says that there are separate brake pads for the E-Brake and an adjusting screw. You turn it all the way in, then back off 1 turn. Repeat for other side.

    The pictures aren't very clear, but in the sketch, it looks like P/N 1260 is the screw to turn:

    http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/jagrear/eb.htm

    As I purchased the whole rear suspension already to drop in, I never really looked at the E-Brake set-up.

    Can anyone confirm this is a typical set-up, and that I can tighten things up a bit by making the screw adjustment?

    Note: Rear end is from a Jag sedan, narrowed. Not sure what year, but they started to do this when used E-Type rear suspensions started to become scarce.
    John

    “A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.”

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    Yup, 100% that screw is the correct one

    Regards
    Jim

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    Doesn't this auto adjust by nut 1273 getting actuated if arm 1264 moves too far? In which case that that instruction is just the initial position.

    Still worth doing of course.

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    Thanks guys. I guess the cable wasn't quite specified to the correct length. I've never had trouble with it (possibly as it's self-adjusting), but if I do, there's no more adjustment. So if I can't get a different cable, I can always add a spacer to the lever end, as shown below:

    John

    “A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.”

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