Bumpyride Posted February 17, 2008 Share Posted February 17, 2008 I know this refers to a defender, however thought guys reading the series forum may have more experience with drum brakes. I have purchased new shoes, drums and adjuster kit, for the back axle (110, 1986 - 1987) - Have never done anything with drum brakes before. All seemed to be going well, however have made mistake of buying from britpart, the drums are a very close fit around the shoes - seems to be overcoe by varying the height the shoes sit at on the lower pivot (permament pivot - rather than later removable type). The issue surrounds the adjsuters (these are the two part ones with a securing bolt from the outer side of the backing plate into a threaded spogot. Once fitted with the shoes the adjusters seem to have more of a tedancy to push the shoe out (towards the outside of the truck) rather than making the daimeter of the shoes vary. Then after prolonged adjustment the securing screw starts to undo - this seems very bad so was going to lock tight this in. Has anybody seen this? can't work out if i'm doing something obviously wrong (which seems hard with the limited number of parts) - am using new springs as well. I have checked ive got the leading and trailing shoes in the correct order ( just to check - trailing ones - friction pad starts higher than the leading one?) Finally the drum securing screw paddocks sent is too large - were there two different sizes? An idoits guide to getting this right would be greatly appreciated. james Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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