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Old 01-05-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default i'll bet you thought you knew how to adjust brakes

no need for books, pay no attention to all that nonsense folks have been telling you here, just add a couple bolts to take up the slop
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:06 AM   #2
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Ooh! Gnarly.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:51 AM   #3
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This guy had a different approach . That's the car they were in .
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:17 AM   #4
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Don't you just love those "farmer fixes"?
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i bet it was a pain to twist the rods!
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:46 AM   #6
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was that car stored on the bottom of the ocean
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:27 AM   #7
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Speaking of quick fixes to brakes, I know itís not early Ford, but I had to laugh when I saw this one!
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:03 PM   #8
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This guy had a different approach . That's the car they were in .
If you didn't share a photo of those twisted brake rods I would have never believed you... What a mess!
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Love the way that car looks; the brake rods, not so much.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:42 PM   #10
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Until I recently purchased an old rust bucket 37, I had never seen this method of "adjusting" brakes. Apparently, it was legit.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:51 PM   #11
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They currently sell something that works with that principle at most auto parts stores that are used on emergency brake cables. It's a hell of a lot easier and cheaper than replacing the cable. I put one on a friends old Ranger pickup and it worked fine. Don't know about using them on the service brakes, though.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:46 PM   #12
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These remind me of a story I heard at the 1st service station I worked at. A customer came in and asked to borrow a hammer because he was having brake trouble. He crawled under the car for a few minutes and banged around then returned the hammer. He got in the and proceeded to drive away, he didn't stop until he was in the ditch across the street. When asked what happened he said "my brake line was leaking so I pounded it shut, I don't know why it didn't work, it worked fine the other 3 times I did it."
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:49 PM   #13
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These remind me of a story I heard at the 1st service station I worked at. A customer came in and asked to borrow a hammer because he was having brake trouble. He crawled under the car for a few minutes and banged around then returned the hammer. He got in the and proceeded to drive away, he didn't stop until he was in the ditch across the street. When asked what happened he said "my brake line was leaking so I pounded it shut, I don't know why it didn't work, it worked fine the other 3 times I did it."
Seen that done before!
Pretty scary, but it might get you home. Iíll bet itís in the Army field expedient manual
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:08 PM   #14
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i thought thats what vise grips are for
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:05 PM   #15
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Speaking of quick fixes to brakes, I know itís not early Ford, but I had to laugh when I saw this one!
Wow, never seen that before, DOT nightmare for sure.
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