<VV> more brakes: question
J R Read_HML
hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 14 13:31:43 EDT 2010
Ken, Wasn't this an EM being discussed? Unless someone has added them
along the way, they don't have self adjusters.
----- Original Message -----
From: <kenpepke at juno.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> more brakes: question
> The self adjusters are meant to maintain the brake pedal level while the
> shoes are wearing. It is possible to adjust the brakes up by going in
> reverse and stepping on the brake. You may be there, going back and
> forth, for quite a long time as they do not adjust more than one click at
> a time. And then it can even depend on how much heat is in the drum.
> Best to adjust them with the star wheel till quite snug then back them off
> 8 to10 notches on the star wheel. It is necessary to insert as small
> screwdriver to push the adjusting arm away from the star wheel to back off
> the adjustment. If the star wheel can be backed off without moving the
> adjuster something is wrong.
> Ken P
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