<VV> Re: VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 34, Issue 55

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Tue Nov 20 08:15:41 EST 2007

Better than a use specific gage, buy a 12" dial or digital caliper like:


This can be used for many measuring jobs around the car, not just brake 
shoe clearance.

But, most times the clearance is set by eye. Just expand the shoes until 
the drum just slides on, then adjust per alternate method on same page 

Is the movement in the wheel bearings or suspension? If just the 
drum/hub moves, it is bearings. Inspect, lube and adjust per procedure 
page 3-2.

If suspension, ball joints, replace as necessary. This would be the not 
good scenario.

Frank DuVal

Stephen Upham wrote:

> I suppose that I need the clearance gauge as demonstrated on page 5-6  
> (illus. #13) of the '65 manual if done in garage, or a trip to the  
> local FLAPS if not.   BTW, I noticed a tiny bit of top and bottom  
> movement (hands at 12 o'clock and 6 o"clock on the front wheel on the  
> driver's side) and that can't be good, right?
> Stephen
> On Nov 19, 2007, at 8:36 PM, virtualvairs-request at corvair.org wrote:
>> See if the drums are out of round.
>> Later, JR

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