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50 starlight brake shoe question

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  • Brakes: 50 starlight brake shoe question

    can anybody tell me what the 5/8" rod in the front brake shoe is? it sticks through the lining, an clips
    to the shoe. is it a wear indicator?looks like it might be aluminum or some sort of pot metal

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    It's part of the self adjusting mechanism. A wondrous design that works best when kept scrupulously clean.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      yes its a selft adjusting tip. Too bad these early brakes weren't self energizing. The maint manual states to replace these tips with every new set of brake shoes.
      BRK048 521396 1947-1953 SELF ADJUSTER TIPS
      BRK048 523196 1947-53 BRAKE SELF ADJUSTER TIP FITS THROUGH THE ADJUSTER HOLE IN THE BRAKE SHOES
      SET OF TWO, ENOUGH FOR ONE AXLE

      https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...t_id=932.14282

      Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
      It's part of the self adjusting mechanism. A wondrous design that works best when kept scrupulously clean.

      Russ Shop Foreman \"Rusty Nut Garage\"
      53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
      57 SH (project)
      60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

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