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    Hello All,have just changed the rear pads on my veccy c/58 plate-question is-will the handbrake self adjust or is there some device under the handbrake/console that can be adjusted to take up any slack-any help would be very helpfull--Thanks --Dave

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    Pumping the brake pedal and cranking the handle should take up the slack. once the pistons were pushed back on mine it took a couple of times to get it back to something like normal.

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    Pump the pedal repeatedly first, to bring the pistons into the correct position. The handbrake lever should only then need to move the pads a couple of mm further.

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    I confirm I took a little time to set after changing the discs and pads for new ones (larger ones BTW, along with the calipers), but it self adjusted OK.

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