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O riley said they willnot turn my drum cause it got too hot. so I have to buy new ones.

 

I will try to lube(grease up this driver side rear but this ewasnt doing it before

 

 

maybe i need a new lower adjuster or the clip?  The was a 521 how to adjust on here but cant find it

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8 hours ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

O riley said they willnot turn my drum cause it got too hot. so I have to buy new ones.

 

I will try to lube(grease up this driver side rear but this ewasnt doing it before

 

 

maybe i need a new lower adjuster or the clip?  The was a 521 how to adjust on here but cant find it

 

Here's the thread on adjusting:
 

 

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yup that the ones Matt thanks.

Still heating up. I think its the lower adjuster being too loose and moving to one side and getting jammed up. I spead the adjuster out to take eout the slop but then its still moving around I think. Its not smoking hot but rim is say more than warm.

 

Im at my witts end on this one.

 

maybe buy the adjuster locking plates?

http://www.new-datsun-parts.com/datsun-pickup-parts.html

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Remember the shoe moving out in the direction of the turning wheel has an advantage over the rear shoe. It's called a 'servo action'. Forward movement helps pull the shoe in contact with the drum. Sliding adjuster may temp. hold it in place before releasing properly.

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Mike ,Ebonics I didn't understand one thing.

 

I can move the adjusters by hand side to side. I think this is theproplem what wayno or Daneiel said on the 12 to 25 pound tension. someone wrote

 

 

I ordered new locking plates. from Datsun roadsters.com

 

I see new adjusters and locking plates from Thailand. Has anybody have any issues ordering from Thailand?

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You already ordered the locking plates?  I have a bag of around 300 new ones somewhere I bought years ago.

Let me know if you need more. 

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I just ordered some plates but mike blue hands vid of how to slide them off

 

thinking of it now I heard clunking from that side and my pedal would be deeper then sometimes at the top of the stroke .i took drum off and turn the adjustment wheel then brakes where better and no more clunk. I only changed the brakes knowing winter was coming and the brakes were on the thin side. Only cause the brakes

 

were worn the adjuster wasn’t causing the brakes to jam up moving the shoe to one side.

 

Someone can post vid of adjuster removal? I’

 

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I could move the adjuster with my fingers if angled just right. I got the locking clips off and adjuster out. 

 

maybe I can just bend the clip to hold the adjuster in more solid

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FIT-NISSAN-Datsun-520-521-620-720-Front.

 

 

Aren't there two? clips C shaped and curved like leaf springs. Don't they face each other like ( ) and the ends interlock. I always had trouble driving the clips together under tension. Once in the adjuster barely moved in it's slot. 

 

 

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61 clip in above schematic was bowed so I flipped it so there is more tension as before I could move it with my fingers. I sprayed litho grease also . Right now it seems fine but need to drive to work on Monday as it’s a 22 mile drive. It’s the weekend so I don’t drive to far but drove 8 miles and seems fine right now. Better answer Monday morning. I have one extra set of USA made shoes left, all the rest are Chinese made which look fine.Rock auto had more listings but they drying up

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18 hours ago, thisismatt said:

Pics before you take it to the dump? *vultures circle*

 

 

I got first dibs lol

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