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8in brake
« on: 18.10. 2016 17:21 »
hi i have a pair of forks for 7in front brake the boss has been removed for brake anchor can you obtain a spindle with smaller thread to fit 8in brake thanks

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Re: 8in brake
« Reply #1 on: 20.10. 2016 09:07 »
hi i have a pair of forks for 7in front brake the boss has been removed for brake anchor can you obtain a spindle with smaller thread to fit 8in brake thanks

Are you talking about replacing the Alloy 56/57 type hub or the iron 58 on iron 7" full width hubs with which 8" brake?
While only two were used on the A7/10 BSA had at least four 7" front brakes in the fifties and likewise several 8" front brakes (half and full width).
If you can clarify which year/type brakes/forks that might help  *dunno* as there are many variations if we include other BSA models
 
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Re: 8in brake
« Reply #2 on: 20.10. 2016 10:54 »
Is the 7 inch brake that is used with your forks? It does as you say use a boss on the brake plate to engage with a lug on the fork leg? It is used on plunger and rigid models (I think).

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Re: 8in brake
« Reply #3 on: 22.10. 2016 19:17 »
hi i have a pair of forks for 7in front brake the boss has been removed for brake anchor can you obtain a spindle with smaller thread to fit 8in brake thanks

Are you talking about replacing the Alloy 56/57 type hub or the iron 58 on iron 7" full width hubs with which 8" brake?
While only two were used on the A7/10 BSA had at least four 7" front brakes in the fifties and likewise several 8" front brakes (half and full width).
If you can clarify which year/type brakes/forks that might help  *dunno* as there are many variations if we include other BSA models
with the standard fork legs  for 8in s/side brake getting hard to find people are using the earlier ones but the spindle has a smaller thread than the 11/16ths

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Re: 8in brake
« Reply #4 on: 22.10. 2016 22:26 »
Hi Nimrod,
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with the standard fork legs  for 8in s/side brake getting hard to find people are using the earlier ones but the spindle has a smaller thread than the 11/16ths

The spindle for the 8in. single sided hub is a stepped item
A top hat shaped shouldered spacer is fitted through the RH bearing from the inside
The spindle step pushes the sleeve trough the bearing and brake plate and into the fork leg
The spindle thread is 9/16 x 20 Left hand and it threads into the right side  fork leg

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