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Old 04-30-2020, 11:55 PM   #52
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Re: Vintage Brakes

Originally Posted by VWNate1 View Post
We used to call then 'Push And Pray' brakes.....

DO NOT turn the drums ! . even if ripped up .

Once you go through it all and replace the linings, loose bushings and so on, adjust each 90 degree linkage so it's *just*approaching 90 degrees as the shoes begin to take up .

More than 90 degrees and the brakes will e very grabby and uneven, less than 90 degrees and they'll be very poor and the pedal will have too much travel .

Begin adjusting at each backing plate and slowly and carfully work your way to the brake pedal last .
Good to know Thanks
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