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#2414339 - 12/06/17 04:09 PM Re: Why do my brakes keep un-adjusting? [Re: mickm]
Bad340fish Offline

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5512
Loc: Tulsa OK
Ages ago I removed all the self adjusters on my Barracuda. The brakes seldom needed adjusting and when they did it was minute and consistent across all of them. This would have been 1994ish and at the time I think wagner had a kit to get rid of the adjusters, came with some springs and maybe an adjuster?

I have since moved to disc brakes on the front and soon the rear.
68 Barracuda Formula S 340

#2414516 - 12/06/17 09:57 PM Re: Why do my brakes keep un-adjusting? [Re: mickm]

Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 4913
the setup looks good to me, that star wheel teeth and the plate combo looks worn out, and somethings not right with the primary shoes, it seems like you have 4 secondary shoes

#2414571 - 12/07/17 12:42 AM Re: Why do my brakes keep un-adjusting? [Re: AARCONV]
RapidRobert Offline
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Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 33188
Loc: Lincoln Nebraska
I'd toss the self adjuster stuff & elim the problem (most self adjuster setups dont work good anyhow). You pretty much just need a horizontle spring from shoe web to web to go over the star wheel & bears down on it. adj em till you hear a slight "tick" at one point in the tires' revolution. Up on stands spin the fronts forward by hand & the rears idling in drive (have a helper hit the pedal to stop em & you spoon em up a bit then he lets off & repeat till you hear that slight "tick").
live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth

#2414573 - 12/07/17 01:04 AM Re: Why do my brakes keep un-adjusting? [Re: mickm]
tman Offline

Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 371
Loc: WA
Only diagnostic thing I can think of is to remove the adjuster cable on both sides and see what happens.
If all is good, reinstall the cable, but interchange sides to see if it happens on opposite side. I have no explanation how the adjuster can just back off or shorten. Only designed to go one way and that is to make the shoes tighter to the drum.
Did you pull on the cable to actuate the adjuster? Does it go the right way?
Post a pic of the top half of the offending side or even the entire side.

#2414698 - 12/07/17 11:31 AM Re: Why do my brakes keep un-adjusting? [Re: mickm]
csk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 962
check brake drum max diameters

#2414720 - 12/07/17 12:08 PM Re: Why do my brakes keep un-adjusting? [Re: mickm]
ruderunner Online   content

Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1749
Loc: ohio
Is it really in adjusting or are the shoes just seating in. I'd like to see the wear pattern on the shoes themselves.

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