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Cpuckett 07-31-2020 09:11 PM

31 Model A e brake question
 

Hello, Iíve put my brakes back together and then my e brake. While testing the e brake I noticed that only one lining raises up just a little bit on both sides. I know I have the left and right e brake lever on the correct sides and have the woodruff keys installed in the toggle lever. My question is does the e brake lever need to go in a certain direction and do I need to flip them around? I noticed they arenít straight up. Also when I push the toggle lever with my hand BOTH brakes go up at least 1/2 inch or more.
Thanks

Mike Peters 08-01-2020 10:33 AM

Re: 31 Model A e brake question
 

Orient the e brake toggle levers so that they both angle towards the e brake control arm and the brake rods do not bind. Adjust the e brake rods so that the e brake is barely released. In other words, take the slack out of the linkage. They should pull the same on both sides. The e brake band will self center in the brake drum, and should turn freely when released and grab hold when applied.

Cpuckett 08-01-2020 01:23 PM

Re: 31 Model A e brake question
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Peters (Post 1915488)
Orient the e brake toggle levers so that they both angle towards the e brake control arm and the brake rods do not bind. Adjust the e brake rods so that the e brake is barely released. In other words, take the slack out of the linkage. They should pull the same on both sides. The e brake band will self center in the brake drum, and should turn freely when released and grab hold when applied.

Iíll try that, thanks Mike

Cpuckett 08-01-2020 09:42 PM

Re: 31 Model A e brake question
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Peters (Post 1915488)
Orient the e brake toggle levers so that they both angle towards the e brake control arm and the brake rods do not bind. Adjust the e brake rods so that the e brake is barely released. In other words, take the slack out of the linkage. They should pull the same on both sides. The e brake band will self center in the brake drum, and should turn freely when released and grab hold when applied.

Got it!!! Thanks Mike!!!!


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