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Bob Bellamy

Front 11inch brake pipes

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Im having trouble with front brake pipes on my series 3landrover.when trying to connect bottom pipe to cylinder the bottom is to tight to get in so i have  moved back plate around 1 bolt hole to make easier will this be a problem as cylinders are now 2 clock and 8 oclock thans

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I assume you are describing a TLS 11” set up ?   
 

Doesn’t sound right that the pipe doesn’t have space to fit .... do you have a picture ? 

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It is tight against the steering arm mount , fitting the pipes with the back plate off is the easiest . I've re-done the pipes before to take the feed into the bottom and re-position the bleed nipple to the top - easier to bleed . 

To answer your question , assuming you can bleed successfully the brake operation will be no different . 

Some pictures of it and the truck would be nice 

cheers

Steve b 

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Moving the backplate round 1 hole is common, it also make bleeding them much easier.  I am fortunate though I didnt need to do it on mine but I did fit the cylinders pipes and shoes on the bench before fitting on the land rover.  Oh and I also filled the cylinders with brake fluid whilst on the bench.  Small ratchet strap round the shoes to keep in place and I bled the brakes before fitting the drums.

 

Peter

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