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Old 01-10-2021, 06:04 PM   #1
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i am working on my rear brakes i need to get the e brake backing plate off to get to the brakes i have everting loose but the backing plate will not come off i do not want to bend it i do i get it loose with out doing damage to it this is on a 30 tudor
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:56 PM   #2
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Did you pull the emergency brake lever arm off?
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:49 PM   #3
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yes i have everything off
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:24 PM   #4
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Pull the grease shield
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:47 AM   #5
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It will come off with a lot of twisting and turning, you probably think it won't but it will if you are holding your mouth right. I assume post number 3 is correct and that the backing plate and the E brake arm is all that is left to remove.








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Old 01-11-2021, 08:50 AM   #6
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hello
i am working on my rear brakes i need to get the e brake backing plate off to get to the brakes i have everting loose but the backing plate will not come off i do not want to bend it i do i get it loose with out doing damage to it this is on a 30 tudor
thank you
kevin
Did you remove the key in the keyway after you removed the emg arm?
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:54 AM   #7
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If the rear radius rod is bent it can make it difficult to remove.. pull the rear backing plate bolts.
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:16 PM   #8
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If you are just removing the parking brake carrier, would not matter if the radius rods are in the way. The key would stop it from coming out or is just stuck. Try tapping side to side and see it will come lose.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:52 PM   #9
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Is the emergency brake toggle lever completely out? Originally, there were no zerk fittings on the lever housing and that sucker is often corroded fast.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:55 PM   #10
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hello all thanks for the replys
yes the e brake leaver and wedge are removed the e brake shoe is removed only thing left is to remove the e brake backing plate it will not budge
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:05 PM   #11
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How about posting a picture.
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Old 01-12-2021, 02:11 AM   #12
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hello all thanks for the replys
yes the e brake leaver and wedge are removed the e brake shoe is removed only thing left is to remove the e brake backing plate it will not budge
How big is your hammer? Yes, a picture might help.
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You will find it easiest to drop the radius rod to get the backing plate off. Are you sure you have the 4 bolts out? I still say give it a tap side to side or try a pry bar to see if you can pop it free.
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Is the emergency brake toggle lever completely out? Originally, there were no zerk fittings on the lever housing and that sucker is often corroded fast.

I'm not talking about the wedge. That's something else. I mean the housing for the toggle lever that activates the brake shoe and to which the rod is attached on the outside of the backing plate.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:08 AM   #15
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I think we need a picture with this one or a Les Andrews drawing with his names for parts, I am not sure everyone is talking about the same thing. Les Andrews Vol. 1 Mechanics Handbook page 1-43. There have been parts referred to that don't exist on the rear brakes.

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Old 01-13-2021, 04:42 PM   #16
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i will get a photo tonight when i get home from work. i do not see a grease seal. i have all for bolts out of backing plat. i am getting ready to drop radius arm. the e brake leaver on back of the plate is removed as well as the wedge key
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:08 PM   #17
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I tried to upload photos but it will not let me
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:29 PM   #18
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I tried to upload photos but it will not let me
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Try to resize the photos smaller. There is a size limit for posting. Check the attachment key below where you are asked to choose a file to upload.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:25 AM   #19
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hello still can not get photos to upload it is called the e brake carrier i beleive
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:46 PM   #20
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got it off there was to much grease on it did not see the grease baffle when i removed it i was able to get it off
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