I only had a little time tonight so I decided to put the brakes back together. To help me do this later on the other 3 I will cover every step. Here we have to backing plate ready to rock.
The first step is bolting the wheel cylinder on. For some bizarre reason the car uses 4 unique wheel cylinders. Crazy. This is the one for the passenger side front.
Next these rods go in. I lubricated both ends of the rods.
Brake shoes go into the slots on the rods.
Next the retainer rod and spring go for the left (rear) shoe.
Next the ratcheting spring for the self-adjuster goes over the end of the rear shoe.
Here is the adjuster cleaned and lubricated. Hard to believe this cleaned up so well.
Self adjuster is in place on the ends of the shoes.
Then the other shoe’s retainer goes on.
The first of my new springs goes on next. This holds the self-adjuster together.
Then a new spring on the leading (front) shoes. These springs were $8 each but it is amazing how much stronger the new springs are than the old ones I took off.
Then the spring on the trailing shoe. Notice how they go next to each other.
Next the linkage for the self adjuster goes in. The pivot point screws into the trailing shoe.
Done. Looks purdy!