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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!


'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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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.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: November 21, 2018 02:16PM


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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 21, 2018 02:52PM

I'm not sure if I am looking at this right, but it looks like you have the primary shoe on the rear.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Self-adjusting brake conversion
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 21, 2018 07:40PM

Yes, those shoes are reversed. Long shoe to rear. Actually I am amazed you have two different length linings, as most are shipped today with equal length linings, and Ken Hand has a thread on here on cutting one lining short, just like GM .

The spring above the adjuster needs to be replaced with one that loops above the adjuster wheel. Adjuster wheel should be close to adjuster lever pivot, like bottom picture.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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