I anticipated yet another struggle to get my car through the annual mot test this year. As usual the problem is the handbrake - it's ineffective and the lever just pulls to the maximum without the brakes holding, no matter if the brake shoes are correctly adjusted. I was all set to try bending the tension spring tab again this year, but I believe I found the solution in the above videos. The Cherokee/Liberator Jeep in the videos uses the same handbrake lever assembly as the Nitro. The automatic adjustment system works fine when the cables are new, but as they get a little rusty and used the friction increases and the flat tension spring isn't then strong enough to pre-tension the cables. All thats needed is to provide a little help to the flat spring by installing some extra helper springs/bungee cord to bring back the correct cable pre-tension. Bending the spring stop tab will do the same thing, but is limited in it's effect.