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  1. #1
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    Default X-Brake Installation

    I recently installed the X-Brake on my '69 SWB with the 2.25l gas engine. Installation was fairly straight forward and easy since the transmission and transfer case was pulled for a rebuild. Can't wait to try it out. Here are a few pictures of the installation.
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    Erik Peterson
    Gig Harbor, Washington
    '69 SWB Soft Top 2.25 petrol LHD
    '71 LWB 2 Door 2.25 petrol LHD

    "Every trip is an adventure in a Land Rover".

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    Wow! That sure looks clean! Well done...

    Ballpark...what does it cost and how hard is it to accomplish?

    Also, what are the benefits? Does it hold parking at 60 degree slope. Can you use it in an emergency to slow down the car on the highway? Disc brakes on the gearbox...love it!!
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    Haven't had the opportunity to try it out yet since I'm am still working on getting the rig together. Hopefully will have it done within a week. As for cost, it was around $400. Installation took around 2 hours to remove the old brake assy (it was easier since I had the transmission out on the bench). I ended up changing the rear oil seal and cleaning up the flange while I was at it... It is suppose to be much better holding the vehicle on hills than the old drum brake but, we will see.....
    Erik Peterson
    Gig Harbor, Washington
    '69 SWB Soft Top 2.25 petrol LHD
    '71 LWB 2 Door 2.25 petrol LHD

    "Every trip is an adventure in a Land Rover".

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    wow, I didn't even know such a thing exists. My concern is how it performs when saturated in 90 wt. oil? I may seem a pessimist but that rear seal eventually leaks but it'd certainly be easy to clean. It looks the 'shoes' cover about the same surface area as the old brake, it should work well, maybe better i'd think for the clamping action?

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