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Lennie
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From: Denton, TX, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-22-2001 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie   Click Here to Email Lennie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm rebuilding the rear brakes on my 68 and need some help folks.

It's a 9" rear end and I'm putting all new springs, shoes, wheel cylinders and drum into the darn thing and have only one little problem.

On the self adjusting "Thingy" (very technical term) that fits between the bottom side of the shoes, there is supposed to be a flange that keeps the "Thingy" from rotating, either clockwise or counter clockwise depending upon which side of the car it's installed and the thread pattern.

Well, what I need to know is, does the flange piece fit underneath or on top of the spring that holds the lower side of both shoes together? I have the steal cable coming from the top post and wrapping around a moon shaped piece with a groove in it and then the end of the cable has a small hook on it. Everything lines up fine, however; if the flange is on the outside of the lower spring, there doesn't seem to be any way of holding it in place so I'm assuming that it must fit under the spring. Unfortunately I spent almost an hour and at least two six packs trying to get the flange to fit under the spring with no luck.

Can anyone give me some help or better yet a picture of what the final assembly should look like?

Thanks,
Lennie

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Dave Gibson
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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 12-22-2001 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lennie,
You have mail with attachments to help you solve your problem.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 12-22-2001 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lennie:
Unfortunately I spent almost an hour and at least two six packs trying to get the flange to fit under the spring with no luck.

That's strange, a half a case of beer usually makes someone a genius with incredible manual dexterity!

Thanks for coming to the rescue, Dave!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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Lennie
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From: Denton, TX, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-23-2001 03:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie   Click Here to Email Lennie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

Got your email and thanks. It's exactly what I needed. It's been so long since I've worked on a set of drum brakes I was having severe brain fade.

Lennie

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Dave Gibson
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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 12-23-2001 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lennie,
Your welcome. We all have bad days when working on cars. Terri and I have both been there before. Yesterday, was a good day for us. We got a lot of little things done on both Mustangs.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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