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Old 09-03-2019, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Brake rod length adjustment question.

Les Andrews book states to set the brake rod length dimension to 51 7/16"-51 1/2" eye to eye. Now is this really st in stone or a ballpark dimension? I set mine on the bench to that and everything is new including a rebuilt crosshaft and new brake shoes that are somewhat arched to the drums. At the said dimension I have some drag but am able to turn the drum.So leave it alone and let it wear in or adjust rod further out to eliminate any drag? Thank you.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Brake rod length adjustment question.

I think it's just a preliminary adjustment and not set in stone. Reason being is that you are going to adjust the clevises from there in the final adjustment. The book makes it sound like it's a firm deal. I think one span of months of production had a fixed length rod, but they later came out with the adjustable. What would be the sense to make them one certain length (within a 16th of an inch) if you were going to adjust them anyway during the final placement of the brake rods to the levers.
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