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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 05, 2018 04:41AM

Richard1 I'm curious , when I asked about installing self adjusting brakes oj my 60, i was told i couldn't.

That was from several on the forum!

But if you work it out I would like to see your finished install and what you had to do!

I had bought all the parts but stopped when I was told it wouldn't work.

Thanks Lee

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 05, 2018 07:51AM

GWLee
Watch this video! It explains the function and the conversion your asking about.

[youtu.be]

Even if like some of us you've done 100 sets and thought you knew everything about GM self adjusting brakes, I bet you pick up something!


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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 05, 2018 08:46AM

Thanks Wagon, I'll watch the video.

But one of the reasons I was told was I would have to change the drums so I had the adjustment knockouts if I ever had to remove the drums, if they got to tight.

Of course replacing the brake with 63 pads which have a larger diameter for the pins, but I've read they can be drilled to accommodate the change.

Don't remember the other reasons why 60 couldn't have them but those where a couple, which can be taken care of.

Thwnks

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 05, 2018 11:32AM

I have had to drill the knockouts, not as easy to punch as they make it look.

J.O.

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