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    When you test the brakes are you doing it in the same place? I know it's not just happening when you have it, but is the car darting to the kerb each time? Could it be the camber in the road is not helping with poor castor on the axle? Try driving on the wrong side of the street and see what happens? Maybe? Under full braking there could be enough dive to sort out the castor? (note use of lots of question marks )
    From experience with Tetanus on deep dish wheels, it would dart all over the place and would pull which ever way you had the wheel pointed under braking, proper et wheels sorted it out straight away. ( things you remember are being propted. Well it was almost 20yrs ago o.O )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    "and if you let the wheel go ( walking pace) it spins full tilt all the way left "

    that would suggest the castor angle is going the wrong way .can you measure the castor angle?
    I haven't measured the castor angle but I can tell you that there is castor there the axle is visibly tilted back, the thing is it drives and steers and return steers fine .. its just this pull that's a mystery... will be swapping wheels and ditching the spacer/adapters later today to sort out the scrub radius... well see how it reacts to that

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    sounds like a good plan , i know that with my turbo '72 mini any increase in scrub radius is terrible ,i was taken for a ride in a turbo mini with 7x10 splits on it and lots of outer rim ,and when accelerating hard in 3rd it would go right 2 metres and forward a metre lol.

    , on mine i machined the wheels/hubs etc to reduce it 10mm and it was better , but stock scrub would be best ,you cannot get the same scrub as that axle had on it originally can you ?

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    dont know if this will help. but from time to time we have cars failing mot with a brake imbalance that cant be solved with brake repairs. occasionally this is rectified by resetting the tracking. so your theory of front end geometry could result in one brake working harder than the other. to be fair ive never seen it on a beam axle, only on ifs, but it may apply.

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    Have you tried clamping off each wheel in turn with a brake pipe clamp, this would hopefully show up if it was a braking issue

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