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FWH 8" front brake plate
« on: 04.10. 2018 20:25 »
I thought I'd remove the bits from a spare front brake plate I have, clean it up and and repaint it and swap it over during an overhaul of my front forks this winter. When I removed the old shoes I noticed the four steady lugs had been removed (not very neatly) by a previous owner (see arrows on photo). It looks like they have just been broken or knocked off.  My guess is in an attempt to eleviate some sort of brake noise.

Would there be another reason? Anybody got any ideas?

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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #1 on: 04.10. 2018 20:31 »
Not sure Rog, but how'd you get those fancy arrows on your photo?
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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #2 on: 04.10. 2018 20:57 »
G'day Roger.
I'd guess that the PO tried to put wider shoes in.
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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #3 on: 04.10. 2018 21:33 »
could they be casting marks ???
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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #4 on: 04.10. 2018 22:33 »
You can use Triumph shoes from the 1967/67 single leading shoe 8 inch brake on that brake plate to go with the wide brake surface A65 hub with verticle flange but you have to shorten the lugs to do so.

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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #5 on: 04.10. 2018 23:06 »
Thanks chaps, yes of course, for wider shoes, I never considered that.

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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #6 on: 05.10. 2018 08:57 »
Photoshop with arrow ended lines then apply a drop shadow effect.
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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #7 on: 05.10. 2018 10:08 »
Not sure Rog, but how'd you get those fancy arrows on your photo?

Sorry, maybe I should have explained. Without wishing to go off topic, I use a graphics programme called Serif PagePlus, import the photo, add arrows to the photo, copy them and paste (so I have two sets), change colour of one set to black, position the white set on top of black and export the lot as a picture (.jpg).

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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #8 on: 05.10. 2018 11:42 »
Huh *dunno*
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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #9 on: 05.10. 2018 16:40 »
Were you also involved in mocking up the Apollo moon landings to make it look like they really happened?
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Re: FWH 8" front brake plate
« Reply #10 on: 05.10. 2018 17:19 »
Hey Rog, maybe you should join the Trump administration *eek* and try to make it look credible - nice brake plate, by the way *sarcastic* *whistle*
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