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brake eccentric problem...fix ???

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  • brake eccentric problem...fix ???

    I have a '52 Stude. Commander which is new to me. I am redoing the brakes. The eccentric on the right (facing the backing plate) measures 1 1/8" (it is short about 1/2" in diameter which would then give it enough throw) and it is not enough to push the shoe out. This is the shoe without the self-adjuster. The eccentric on the left is quite large in diameter and works fine with the self-adjusting shoe. These shoes and eccentrics came with the car. Wrong eccentric ?? Can the present eccentric be built up with weld ?? What is the fix/problem...........Brad

    PROBLEM FIXED SHOES WERE BACKWARDS.....

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    Are you sure one of the "Eccentrics" does not have a removable ring on the part that moves the shoes out? I have seen those on Champions, they are aftermarket kits to eliminate the self adjusters, and are not to be used with them.

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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