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Old 07-06-2020, 03:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: Rear backing plate/brake installation Les Andrews instructions

Originally Posted by Norm M View Post
For me, the easiest way to install the rear backing plates as an assembled unit is to remove the rear radius rods, install the rear two bolts then attach the radius rods and the front two bolts on each.
Originally Posted by 31Tudor View Post
This is the way I have had the most luck, even on an assembled car. I have spent so much time trying to assemble the emergency brake arm and re-hook the spring back on, that for me it is so simple to put the whole assembled unit on, and then put the radius rods back on, one bolt and done.
I prefer to remove the rear radius rods and install the backing plates with the emergency return spring in place.
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If you don't have time to do it right the 1st time, how do you have time to do it the 2nd time?
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