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'72 Cuda rear brakes

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'72 Cuda rear brakes

DRN Cuda DRN Cuda
New User | Posts: 12 | Joined: 06/12
Posted: 07/29/13
06:01 PM

I just replaced everything in the rear brakes on my 72 Cuda. The new drums won't go on without a serious hand pounding. It's the same on both sides and the adjustments are all the way in. The top ends are all the way in too, so I don't  know what else I can do. Is it ok to pound the drums on and hope they don't sieze? Anybody got a suggestion?

waynep712222 waynep712222
User | Posts: 127 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 07/30/13
01:40 AM

chinese brake hardware...

grind the end of the adjuster threads... or the plug that spins free.. usually the end of the adjuster threads... what happens with these quality parts is the threaded part is TOO LONG.. pushes out the spinning part from the other end when fully threaded in..  preventing the drum from slipping over the brake shoes at the minimum adjustment..

then clean it out and grease  it with WHITE LITHIUM not silicone grease... as some people have used silicone dielectric grease and it will seize tighter than locktite when exposed to heat of the brake system

here is one assembled that i had to grind the adjuster to get the drum back on..

Dartfrontbrakes Zps2a9206b3

i don't like the way the red spring fits.. but thats the only way it would go on...

and that was actually a name brand kit as i recall..  

DRN Cuda DRN Cuda
New User | Posts: 12 | Joined: 06/12
Posted: 08/08/13
02:04 PM

That did the trick. Thanks for the suggestion.