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Has anyone fitted the replacement snail cam set from EAC? RTC3176?

To standard SWB rear brake back plates?

I've the Britpart instructions and I don't trust them.

When I disassembled the Spring was on the outside of the backplate, but the instructions say - inside of backplate.

 

 

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I think I have it. The instructions were right, but different to original.

First, the correct sitting arrangements are like this, I think.

 

Arrow is forward.

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This means the can had to be between the spring, on the post, and the shoe.

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Which means the order is:

Bolt

Back plate

Spring

Stepped washer

Black washer

Black snail

And

Snail tightening bolt.

 

I think.

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This might mean the little bolt needs grinding down.

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I fitted some recently as per the instructions - went together really well and worked a treat.

Forget which colour you need to use - one is for the smaller drums, the other for the larger lwb or later swb drums.

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One back plate done.

I wasn't confident that I knew which way around the snail was to be fitted so I striped the front hub to check.

 

Went well in the end, the little screw pulled the can on to the pivot easily enough.

One more to do and done.

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What’s the quality like on The aftermarket snail adjusters? They are 1/10 the price of the genuine land rover items. I don’t mind paying for the genuine Land Rover items but if the quality isn’t much greater than the aftermarket items I don’t see the point. Thoughts anyone? 

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I didn't know there were genuine?

These are by EAC, who have always been good. The set up is different, but the parts feel well made. I'll spray them with wax before I finish, they should last a good while.

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I fitted a set of those to my series, decades ago. I think my 110 could do with a set on the rear.

I don't see why it would matter which way you orient the snail cam, but I'd try and fit them all the same way round.

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