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Are my brakes on correctly?

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  • Are my brakes on correctly?

    I pulled the drums off of the front of my 49 2R5 today and found this:


    This is the right front brake hub. The front of the truck is to the right in the picture. According to the shop manual, the self-adjusting device should be on the inside of the shoe, not visible from the drum side. Also, the shoe with the self adjusting gear should be on side toward the front of the truck. The other side of the truck is similarly arranged.

    I think my shoes were put on backwards. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike

  • #2
    Yes, I agree!


    Dwain G.

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    • #3
      Maybe it's the angle of the photo but it seems that the wheel cylinder should be nearly horozontal, not tilted as in the photo. Is it possible the entire backing plate and/or spindle assembly was switched from side to side?

      Dan Peterson
      Montpelier, VT
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
      1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible
      Dan Peterson
      Montpelier, VT
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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      • #4
        Your SHOES definitely are backwards, since Lockheed style short shoes always go to the rear.

        The parts book shows you are right, the adjusting hardware goes inboard and forward! [:0]

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

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by dpson

          Maybe it's the angle of the photo but it seems that the wheel cylinder should be nearly horozontal, not tilted as in the photo. Is it possible the entire backing plate and/or spindle assembly was switched from side to side?

          Dan Peterson
          I double checked both the manual and the truck - the angle is indeed correct for these trucks. I took apart the wheel cylinder in the picture - its got cancer in the lining. I guess I'll be ordering a new one from SASCO.

          Mike

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