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?Thanks
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 systemhere is one assembled that i had to grind the adjuster to get the drum back on..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..
That did the trick. Thanks for the suggestion.