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Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
#1451488 Thu May 12 2022 09:37 PM
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Which way is this turnbuckle adjuster supposed to be facing?

Concave side up? Or concave side down?

This one was facing down when I started but who knows what's been done to the truck in the last 70 years?

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1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451495 Thu May 12 2022 10:33 PM
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I thought I had a picture of mine before I removed it, but don't. I recall that mine was facing down. Even thought I have Bendix brakes, I don't think that matters.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451497 Thu May 12 2022 10:38 PM
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Hi Kevin.

They'll probably work regardless of orientation of the turnbuckle thing but if it didn't matter, I suspect they'd have built the adjuster with straight legs instead of curved ones.


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451501 Thu May 12 2022 11:53 PM
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'Bolter
Also, why are they called Huck Brakes?


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451506 Fri May 13 2022 12:20 AM
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Concave goes up
The point is to clear the rod that is pulling on it.
With concave up when it’s reaching limit travel you get a tiny bit more out of it before it crashes into the big rod
You see this curve detail on locations similar to this action in many places.
-s

Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451511 Fri May 13 2022 01:11 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Otto Skorzeny
Also, why are they called Huck Brakes?
Huck was the company that designed and supplied them to GM. In later years (51 and up I think) GM changed to Bendix designed brakes.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451573 Fri May 13 2022 07:54 PM
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'Bolter
Re-oriented parking brake adjuster and new clevis pin

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Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Fri May 13 2022 07:55 PM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
Re: Huck Brake Parking Brake Adjustment
Otto Skorzeny #1451610 Sat May 14 2022 02:53 AM
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Otto,
These may be of benefit to you.
Harold

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Harold
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