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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Mad Mac
Re: Front brake adjustment

Following Marco, Patrick and Purdy's suggestions I now have good braking action on all 4 wheels and no overheating. Thanks guys, I am very grateful for your help! :)

I think previously the brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,558
Posted By Mad Mac
Re: Front brake adjustment

Thanks Marco,
Will do as you suggest
Mac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,558
Posted By Mad Mac
Re: Front brake adjustment

Thanks guys, that gives me something to work on when I get time next week.

Marco: I have not changed the angle of the levers - they have always been at about 15 degrees. I have never used the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,558
Posted By Mad Mac
Re: Front brake adjustment

I am only discussing the front brakes as the rear brakes are good. All brake linings were chamfered when installed and the linings are not unduly worn. The front brake levers are set about 15 degrees...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,558
Posted By Mad Mac
Re: Front brake adjustment

Thanks Guys,

Purdy: The rear brakes are fine. They grab first, have good stopping power and don't heat up. Its just the front brakes I am having trouble with.

Brent: If the shoes are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,558
Posted By Mad Mac
Front brake adjustment

G'Day,
If I crank the front brake adjustment up enough to get good braking action, it causes the drums to over-heat when driving without braking. I have tried many different settings but still...
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