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Old 04-30-2020, 12:03 PM   #51
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Post Vintage Brakes

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 .
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Old 04-30-2020, 11:55 PM   #52
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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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Old 05-01-2020, 01:22 AM   #53
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Red face Useless Information....

And to think during my entire career I was told repeatedly " NO ONE is ever going to care about those old junkers you love so much !" .
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:51 AM   #54
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I'm calling this a semi restoration . I love the look , I'm definitely wanting reliability so brakes will get my next attention. They are mechanical ... I'm going to learn something new.
Maybe I should call it a Resto-Mod ? It is a restoration with some modern touches . I am going to have to improve the push and stick throttle rod . It is just a rod that goes through a slot in the floor but gets hung up sometimes.
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:31 PM   #55
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

I posted a question in the engine forum . I was hoping to find what years gm trucks and cars had the linkage I want to use. . . .http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=805707. . . . the pictures I posted there are a Pickup and a 1 series Camaro I think.
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Old 05-13-2020, 04:42 PM   #56
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

...another view of the linkage I need.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:53 PM   #57
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

Haven't posted in couple weeks.( OK a month and a half) This first pic is the pushrod I replaced and third and forth are the pedal and cable assy I'm using right now. I may have found the gm parts I,m looking for(see second pic).
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:26 PM   #58
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

I've gotten a few things done over the last two months . Although we missed out on some carshows I've also been able to take it to a couple of the local car club nights. I'll post up a few pics. I also stopped for a photo op under a US and Chevy Flags
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:37 PM   #59
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

... and a stop at the Best apple orchard around.
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Good to see you enjoying the truck. That thing is so cool. Must be a gas to drive.
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

It takes three hands and you need an appointment to stop. But, Yeah ...it's a blast.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:57 PM   #62
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Post Funky Brakes

Sadly, the Huck (rhymes with "SUCK") brakes fitted from 1937 ~ 1950 (? '51 ?) weren't much better, I feel your pain .
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Sadly, the Huck (rhymes with "SUCK") brakes fitted from 1937 ~ 1950 (? '51 ?) weren't much better, I feel your pain .
I here ya, I think I'll make the best of what I have. I want to just enjoy it for now.
The part about "making an appointment to stop" came from an episode of Jay Leno.
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Re: Another Blue Chevy

I was able to locate the gm linkage I wanted for my throttle assy. and got it installed Today.
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Looks,good. Cable is always easier and more forgiving.
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