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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336850 Sat Dec 07 2019 11:36 PM
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yes i believe the thing you are referring to is that parking brake cable
half way down, it comes in behind the front pad

parking brake cable goes across underneath the axle to the parking brake lever which is always to the rear of the vehicle
the tiny rectangular spring on the strut must be towards the front of the vehicle
yes it only has 1 spring, the spring's job is to keep the strut (banana bar thing) in place when the service brake is applied, because you see the hydraulic pistons will be separating the pads from that banana strut
if the spring is not there, the strut could in some cases actually fall out of place

that happened to me, when pads get worn out and the adjustments at the bottom is not done in time, and everything gets rusty
my strut fell down and jammed, the spring was bouncing around in the bottom
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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336853 Sat Dec 07 2019 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by glennj3
My right rear, flipping the bar won’t help I’m pretty sure. The parking brake is up against the brake shoe part. No room for the fork to fit on the brake.

If you're thinking flipping end for end, that's not what I meant. Flip it front-to-back. That should give you enough clearance from the backing plate to get the notches where they belong.


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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336877 Sun Dec 08 2019 03:24 AM
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I’m tired but after reading closely I understand. The strut has one spring and it is used on the opposite end from the parking brake lever. The strut fits onto the brake lever with no spring.
Seems when I did that the brake shoes were spread too far to fit on the plate.
Hopefully I can get her done tomorrow.
Thank you for taking your time to help me.


1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336975 Sun Dec 08 2019 09:58 PM
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It just get dark too early. Turning the bar around fixed my issue. Thank you so much for your help again.
To the story, I was bleeding the brakes and fluid was pouring out of the wheel cylinder. I had inadvertently put the metal that pushes the rubber seal in was in backwards! I had to remove most everything to fix that.
I have not driven her yet but I have more and solid brake that I’ve ever had!
The right rear must have been worse, it had a lot of oil/ dirt inside of the wheel.

I was replacing the differential cover and found I have the wrong gasket😕.

I’ll post a picture of a crack that seems to go all the way through.


1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336977 Sun Dec 08 2019 10:00 PM
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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336984 Sun Dec 08 2019 11:15 PM
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I don’t believe it was leaking


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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336990 Sun Dec 08 2019 11:37 PM
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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1336992 Sun Dec 08 2019 11:39 PM
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Wondering what you think of this chip in the brake from? It is all smooth including these chips.
Also what do people use to plug the brake tool adjusting hole?

Last edited by glennj3; Mon Dec 09 2019 04:53 AM.

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Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1337263 Wed Dec 11 2019 03:21 AM
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are you sure that's a crack and not just a defect in the casting?
i would clean it up to ensure the gasket goo squishes in that good and hope for the best, if it wasn't leaking any or much then run with it that way

those chips in your drum look like a void in the casting from when it was made, nothing you can do about that
those drums are not possible to buy, so keep you eyes peeled for replacements

the brake adjust hole gets either an original metal clip or a more modern rubber plug, i went with the rubber plugs because they are cheap
classicparts.com
71-691 or 71-690

best of luck
-s

Re: Urgent, replacing rear brake shoes
glennj3 #1337723 Sun Dec 15 2019 02:18 PM
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Rockauto shows some drum options here
Maybe some available.


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