Adjusting the handbrake – Type 1 Rear Discs

The correct way to adjust handbrake with what I refer to as ‘Type 1’ discs is to loosen the cable adjuster off and adjust the handbrake shoes themselves. To do this you first need to remove the brake caliper bracket to be able to remove the brake disc. In our example (VK Commodore) it had … Read moreAdjusting the handbrake – Type 1 Rear Discs

Replacing Rear Disc Brake Pads – Type 1

First of all I will cover the type of rear disc brakes mainly found on Commodores and late model Falcons. They have the handbrake mechanism set up as a drum brake inside the rotor. If you need to adjust the handbrake please read the Handbrake adjusting post. Replacement of the brake pads on this set … Read moreReplacing Rear Disc Brake Pads – Type 1