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  1. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    Happy New Year everyone!!


    I'm in N.E. Somerset, in the U.K...and wandered if anyone out there might have some old /rusty Wartburg parts hanging around, that they'd like someone to make an offer for?!!
    I'm after:-
    WARTBURG 311 Driveshaft parts, front hubs and gearbox output shafts, which usually incorporate the pair of 3 x needle roller bearing/housings.
    WARTBURG 353 Front brake drums, brake components/springs, etc....the finned-type front brake drums AND the brake back plates.

    Ideally, I would like to get a spare set of all the above (USED) items, but in good/serviceable condition, for re-use.
    If anyone can help with obtaining NEW front brake shoes/linings, that would be a bonus!

    Can arrange collection, at my cost, after paying for items,...IF you are able to wrap the agreed items up, for me, adequately.

    Regards,


    Ian.
  2. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

    I got some front brake shoes relined by a bloke in wales with upgraded linings. He was very helpful and agreed to use collect plus for returning them so postage was cheap. If you simply want standard new shoes I think reich tuning do a set of four for 32 euros which is far cheaper than relining . I have address of welsh bloke somewhere if you go that route . Finally for wartburg/trabant brake components this ebay seller is extremely cheap and seems OK quality http://stores.ebay.de/oldtimerhoffmueller/
  3. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    Hi,

    Many thanks for the website lead and the advice,..much appreciated.
    If I run into a problem re. the brake shoes, etc., I'll drop you another line for the Welshman's contact details.
    If you hear of any of the shafts, hubs, etc. being avail. from someone s/hand, please do get in touch with me, in the meantime!
    Thank you very much.

    Regards,

    Ian.
  4. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

    I assume your 353 has drums at front and rear? I bought a 353 about a year and half ago and found some previous owner mistakes with the brakes . At the rear later 19mm cylinders had been fitted instead of 25.4mm and at the front the wrong side cylinders had been fitted . That is left hand cylinders on the right wheel and right hand cylinders on the left wheel. Worth checking if your brakes are poor or you don't know the cars history
  5. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    Many thanks for the tip....However, my brake components are on an 800RS "PARTIAL Replica" rally car, which had the components sourced and fitted by the works ralley r&d dept at the Gotha factory!
    I haven't had it on the road yet, as undergoing a complete refurb. throughout, by me, before using hopefully this coming Summer?!
    The Wartburg 311 supplied the front drive shafts, gearbox output shaft components and the front hubs.
    The Wartburg 353 supplied the front brakes, with factory modified vented back plates and finned aluminium brake drums.
    Weird I know...but, totally original, as the original/last owner purchased all the parts from the r&d dept., before they shut down, further to the wall coming down and Trabant prduction ending in early 90's.
    A great little car, which will be worth me hanging onto and enjoying,..for sure!

    Appreciate the help,...as you never know, someone might have altered my wheel cyls. at some stage??........Possibly!

    Regards.
  6. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

    Interesting I would definitely go for good quality relining then rather than cheapies from reich if your car has higher performance . I think welsh bloke was £12 a shoe plus postage more than new shoes but not outrageous
  7. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

  8. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    Many thanks for the lead to the Welsh relining specialist....Hopefully other thread readers, will find it useful too, if needs be?!!

    Keep in touch!

    Regards, Ian.

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