||This section is all about the
Wheels & Brakes of the Berkeley.
- Silicon Brake
Fluids - Beware
This is a Castrol technical Bulletin detailing the issues surrounding
the use of silicon brake fluids and why Castrol (and AP Lockheed) do
not manufacture a silicon brake fluid. Please note that silicon
brake fluid is DOT5 and not at all related to DOT5.1
- Front wheel hub assembly
This image show a cross section of the front wheel hub carrier.
- Hub cap spinners
The image below shows two types of hub cap spinners which were fitted
to Berkeley's. Click on the image to view a larger version.
- Brake Pipe Specifications
Another fine document from Mark Williams about the specification
(lengths and type etc) of brake pipes used on the Berkeley SE328
This document has now been included into the
Manual referenced at the top of the page.
- Girling Parts List and
- This Girling parts list and drawings were kindly submitted by
- A small contribution about brake shoes kindly submitted
Mark Williams (Oct 2003)
" I have just received the
brake shoes for my SE328 back from re-lining. Whilst probably more
applicable to UK and European members than those in the US (where
relining services seem to be easier to come by) I thought it worth
passing on the details, such was the excellent quality of service and
the price. SAFTEK turned round the set of 8 shoes in a week from me
sending them, payment was made only once they advised that the job was
complete and ready for despatch rather then in advance. The quality is
excellent and the company very friendly and easy to deal with by
phone, letter or e-mail. The total cost for 8 shoes, including P&P was
£57.46. The material used for mine is non-asbestos for road use - they
also do competition linings and, for the real concours enthusiast,
woven shoe linings using modern materials. Heartening to know that
there are still companies in the UK that can meet effectively one-off
requirements at a sensible cost!
Contact details via the internet are available at
and for those using traditional methods they can be contacted at:
Saftek, 1 Rawfolds Industrial Estate, Bradford Road,
Cleckheaton, West Yorks, BD19 5LT
Tel: 01274 862666 / Fax: 01274 862444 "
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