Author Topic: Rear drum brake Q  (Read 135 times)

highway star

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Rear drum brake Q
« on: April 16, 2019, 04:43:26 PM »
Rebuilt left side so far & the e-brake cable (inline tubes) has
a bind. I can move it 2 ways, out/in.
Barely rubs starwheel in and star adjuster out. What if I cut a few coils off
the spring? It should relax & straighten up more? 
https://i.imgur.com/2YN57v9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/cBCLtQf.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LCiemzX.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hlLUNDE.jpg




LeighP

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Re: Rear drum brake Q
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 07:45:03 AM »
Nothing in the pics moves much in relation to the cable....I don't believe it would cause you a problem if left as is. As long as everything works correctly.
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Leigh

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DD78TA

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Re: Rear drum brake Q
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 08:33:26 PM »
I agree with LeighP, it looks fine. The cable looks a little long and this might cause the E brake to have to pull farther to engage the shoe against the drum, but as long as that all works (with the drum on) and the e brake engages snugly against the drum, I don't see it interfereing with anything else relative to the normal braking function.

Re: Rear drum brake Q
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 08:33:26 PM »
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