datsunaholic Posted February 12, 2011 Report Share Posted February 12, 2011 SO, after realizing that the brakes have been badly neglected on my '72 510 Wagon, I set out before the rains hit to change the brakes. Unfortunately I haven't received all the parts (rear shoes, cylinders) but I could at least replace the front pads and inspect the rears- at a minimum hope the drums come off. Was somewhat amused by the "wedge" shaped front pads, but that's normal according to the Haynes manual. Being that they were worn clear to the backing plates I had to refer to the book to see which way they went on... then noticed the pads all had "RH" or "LH" written on them. So, easy enough. Very easy to change, actually. So, to the rear. The rear of the car wanted to jump out of it's tires every time I hit the brakes or applied the parking brake when moving last time I tried to drive it, so I expected broken springs or a failed drum. So, pulled the drum. The driver's side drum came off easy enough with the jacking bolt- didn't have to back off the adjuster or anything. But this is what I found inside: Something's missing. Details in next post. Quote Link to comment
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