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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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Re: Another Blue Chevy

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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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Re: Another Blue Chevy

...another view of the linkage I need.
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