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Brake adjustment

Postby John Jones » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Hi All
Just fitted new front brake shoes and cylinders, but with the adjuster screwed right up the shoes don't touch the drums. Is this down to worn brake adjusters?

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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby beero » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:46 pm

Did the shoes touch the drums before everything was changed? If so you can put the old shoes back on and if they touch then you have the wrong size shoes, if they still don't touch, then you have the wrong size cylinders. Or worst case scenario, they are both the wrong size!


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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby John Jones » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:50 am

Not sure that they did, the shoes had very little wear, only changed them because of fluid leaked onto them. I'll check the sizes again.
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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby simmitc » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:26 am

Regretfully many pattern parts are not to origional dimensions, and the issue of brake adjustment has come up before. If you find that your parts are nopt quite correct then return them to the supplier and insist on the top quality original spec items.

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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby kennatt » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:23 am

you say adjuster do you mean adjusters there's two on the front its possible that the old ones were 8 inch and the replacements are 7inch,just run a tape round the old and new to check.

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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby John Jones » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 am

Thanks for the answers, I'll check

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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby newagetraveller » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:34 pm

Are the brake drums worn?

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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby John Jones » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:13 pm

Don't know, but would have expected a deep groove. However I have riveted a 3mm piece of steel onto the underside of the adjusters, which seems to have sorted it for now, and I will try to identify the problem for the future.

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Re: Brake adjustment

Postby kennatt » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:51 am

hmmm... they may stay in position on the cylinders, :( a safer way, is to put a stroke of weld with a mig onto the end of the brake shoe to make it longer,and file to profile, but maybe no mig good luck.


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