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Old 07-06-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
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well i was going to see some fireworks on the 4th and the drivers rear break locks up. turns out that the ungodly huge return spring broke and lodged itself between break pad and drum... had to take wednesday off work to learn how to do a bonneville break job... what a PAIN! and i still got a bit of a soft pedal... i think i just need some more adjusting. i've never seen a set of drum breaks like that before though... and honestly, never want to see em again!
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Soft pedal....you may want to consider bleeding and flushing the brake lines to restore performance.
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That big horsheshoe spring can be a bitch, but it'* easier with the right tools.
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Generic rear drum brake tool from AZ or NAPA.
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Generic rear drum brake tool from AZ or NAPA.
That and a very big screw driver for leverage.
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I dunno what the problem is..

I had Highlander on hand and he zipped right through them. He'* big, strong and the nicest darn guy you'd ever meet. Although..when he says something to you...your first thought is "YES SIR!"
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yes, bleeding the breaks would be my next shot at it, although i DID bleed a lot of fluid out of them (about 6 Oz each). now the pedal is only soft for the first push, if i let up and push again its nice and firm and the breaks work great. thats why i thought it needs adjustment

oh, and tools? yea, pliars (two pair), screw driver, wrenches, hammer, and air chisel...
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yes, bleeding the breaks would be my next shot at it, although i DID bleed a lot of fluid out of them (about 6 Oz each). now the pedal is only soft for the first push, if i let up and push again its nice and firm and the breaks work great. thats why i thought it needs adjustment

oh, and tools? yea, pliars (two pair), screw driver, wrenches, hammer, and air chisel...
you forgot beer on your tool list!
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yes, bleeding the breaks would be my next shot at it, although i DID bleed a lot of fluid out of them (about 6 Oz each). now the pedal is only soft for the first push, if i let up and push again its nice and firm and the breaks work great. thats why i thought it needs adjustment

oh, and tools? yea, pliars (two pair), screw driver, wrenches, hammer, and air chisel...
there will be a power bleeder on site at the national meet in ohio if replacing all the brake fluid w/o pumping your pedal interests you.
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