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Richbo
Posted 2019-01-12 11:18 AM (#576646)
Subject: Adjusting Brakes


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I found that a 11mm 6point socket fits very snug on those rusty brake adjusters, better than the 7/16 normally used.
Just don't tell anyone you used a metric tool on a classic Mopar !!! ;-)
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-01-12 12:01 PM (#576651 - in reply to #576646)
Subject: RE: Adjusting Brakes



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Richbo - 2019-01-12 11:18 AM

Hi all.
I found that a 11mm 6point socket fits very snug on those rusty brake adjusters, better than the 7/16 normally used.


Good to know.

Just to check the math 7/16 inches x 25.4 mm/inch = 11.11 mm So 11 mm = snug. Your 7/16" adjustment cam head must be a bit worn.

What I want/need for adjusting the center plane brakes is something like this offset box head wrench:



I think the original shop tool for adjusting was something like this:



Based on this:



REFERENCE: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=68135&...


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finsruskw
Posted 2019-01-12 2:03 PM (#576663 - in reply to #576646)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes



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Use a 6 point socket for good results
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wizard
Posted 2019-01-12 2:48 PM (#576667 - in reply to #576646)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes



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I have the adjuster tool in the picture - 6-point.

The 12-point ones gives too much freeplay.

Adjust according to the instructions, apply the brakes several times and recheck. On cars with PB - start the engine and apply the brakes a couple of times and recheck.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-05-04 3:40 PM (#581767 - in reply to #576667)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes



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Couldn't find a proper center-plane brake adjuster or even a 3/8" breaker bar last week so I was used a 1/4" ratchet with a 7/16" deep socket. Worked but painful when you have to change the direction of the ratchet. Yesterday I finally found a 3/8" breaker bar and bought it and a deep 6-point 7/16" socket. This will be my new brake adjusting tool.

I am going to review this video (I get lost where I am at on the adjusting cam sometimes):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkaINRQ4uOA&feature=youtu.be





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rebel
Posted 2019-05-05 6:36 PM (#581830 - in reply to #581767)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes


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The very best that I've found is the Snap-On B1460B brake bleeder wrench.
It has the perfect offset so you aren't hitting the backing plate.
Plus you have the desired 6 point. You might not need the other end, which is 3/8, but you will have it if you do!

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56D500boy
Posted 2019-05-06 9:42 PM (#581884 - in reply to #581767)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes



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56D500boy - 2019-05-04 12:40 PM

I am going to review this video (I get lost where I am at on the adjusting cam sometimes):



Re-watched the video and learned/remembered that to "lock" the brake shoe, turn in the direction of the forward wheel direction, i.e. up on the rear adjuster(s) and down on the front adjuster(s). Lock the brake shoe to the drum and then back off until you hear very little (or no) drag. Bingo.

Worked a treat with my "new" direct drive brake adjuster breaker bar and 7/16" deep socket.

Too quote Bob Seger, the brakes are now "Way up, firm and high".



Edited by 56D500boy 2019-05-06 10:15 PM
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