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Cardinal Grammeter

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  1. I need one and am trying to determine what other models I can use. A 521 guy thought 521's can be used. I checked a number of the various parts and they are the same (I can't figure out what they call the drum of all things - there doesn't appear to be a pick of the drum in the parts diagram unless it is the impossible to understand parts shown in the pic of the entire truck.) In the 620 itself, I believe the RHS is the same part number but the LHS has 3 different ones - very confusing. There may be the possibility of the early 720 also.
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    My RHS is good, but if you need to the set, I'm in the market. carpartsmanaul says there is only 1 "disc" (backing plate) for RHS, while there are 2 for the LHS - I don't know if his is true. Mine is a 1974 which is the early LHS # 44030-B5000 the newer part number begins in 1977 model year.


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  3. I carefully looked at the new shoes and all 4 looked the same. I did note on one that there was some white ink lettering on it and a "FF" which means a good high coefficient of friction lining. It did not occur to me to see if the ink was the same on all 4 shoes. I will say with the new shoes and "Tefloned" sliders, this clunking is definitely reduced. For years, it clunked and I thought it was a rusted/loose threaded solid bushing upper inner control arm bushing shifting. Only much later did the abrupt change in braking force (at constant pedal force) start happenin
  4. my 74 620 has one-sided wheel cylinders - there is just one piston. Where the other piston would be, that is a solid anchor to the backing plate. It is because of that, that the adjuster has to slide to unload the shoe that is being driven into the anchor. Also there are no hold down springs and both shoes are identical.
  5. Yes, all is intact but only 2 brass clips - I think it is 2 clips and a shim sized to fit? That rust sandwich issue makes them tight with just the 2 clips. I've got new rubber boots but the perimeter lip on the backing plate is rusted to the point where it's amazing they stay on. It's mosly rust in the groove I think. I should take the oxyacetylene torch and descale them. NOTE: Unfortunately I won't be addressing these issues because there are so many other things I have to attend to and I still have to find some time to PUT MY 5 SPEED IN! (will have to make a decision about
  6. UPDATE: (6 months later) New shoes on front. Made sure the sliding star adjusters were free - one side reasonably free, other side a bit stiff but both improved with Dry Lube w/Teflon spray. Much clunking eliminated, remaining clunking less effect on braking. NEW THEORY: STUCK/STIFF SLIDING STAR ADJUSTERS If SSA does not slide under light braking, the wheel cylinder will apply force to ONLY 1 SHOE. In this case, there will be a negligible pull to the free side that will be unnoticed since only light braking. When the clunk occurs, THEN both sh
  7. Regarding cars: look at what they've done in Japan and then even Germany - but at least in Germany your car has to be sound enough to go, how shall we put it, "fast?" Imagine a civil war breaking out between R and D - and you had to pick a side! Remember the episode of "douch" vs "turd sandwich?" I'm 68 and done with all this shit. Let the Reptilians duke it out with the Space Corn People - I Don't Give a Ratsun's Ass (Hey, was I the first to coin this? Might use it as my signature...)
  8. Unfortunately, although they have brains, some people are not endowed with the ability to reason.
  9. I don't believe anything political on the internet. If I wanted to damage one party, I'd make them look like Satan with some slick false flag work. EZ PeeZ.
  10. Protest with The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Register with a 3rd Party If enough people do it, the R&D heads' will explode and you won't have to lift a finger. I registered Libertarian a long time ago. After this election, I'm done voting. I'll let my 3rd party registration do its thing.
  11. My point is that the R&D when in control would not accept election fraud and now that it has been exposed, they may close the loopholes. But it would be a shame to dismantle a perfectly good fraudulent voting system, eh?
  12. Could be that both the R & D wanted to get rid of Trump so there was a sort of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" thing going on to get rid of him. But when order is restored and R&D rule things, they may not tolerate one party trying to cheat the other party - this would be akin to someone in the Mafia cheating someone else in the Mafia - that will not be tolerated. So we may end up with a reasonably audible voting system in a couple decades! LOL
  13. Thoughts when addressing Senate: "Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am"
  14. As I did too. I wonder why there are 2 parts and yet only 1 in the parts manual. Nissan parts guy said everything is done win VIN number. How did you tighten the nut? _____________________ The track is a Riverossi style O scale. It's amazing how much wider the Lionel O-gauge is
  15. I'm pretty much a train guy too and I had no idea what that track was. That would be another clue! LOL
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