Building the brakes back up

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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.

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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.

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Done.

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Next these rods go in. I lubricated both ends of the rods.

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Brake shoes go into the slots on the rods.

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Next the retainer rod and spring go for the left (rear) shoe.

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Next the ratcheting spring for the self-adjuster goes over the end of the rear shoe.

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Here is the adjuster cleaned and lubricated.  Hard to believe this cleaned up so well.

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Self adjuster is in place on the ends of the shoes.

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Then the other shoe’s retainer goes on.

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The first of my new springs goes on next.  This holds the self-adjuster together.

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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.

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Then the spring on the trailing shoe.  Notice how they go next to each other.

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Next the linkage for the self adjuster goes in.  The pivot point screws into the trailing shoe.

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Done.  Looks purdy!

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