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midget rear brake shoes adjusters

bcbug

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I am removing and replacing the rear brake shoes on my 76 midget ( this is the first time on this car ). What is with the brake shoe adjuster tappet and wedges. These things are frozen solid. I did get the drums and shoes off. Are the wedges suppose to move in and out as you turn the adjuster, one does the other does not. I ruined the end of the tappets trying to get them to turn. I see Moss sells replacements, do they just screw out or is the a trick to removing them?
Thx for the assistance.
 

GaryBeu

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They should screw out to the outside of the backing plate. Seem to always get frozen from lack of use.
 

Billm

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After you have freed-up the sliders the spreader will thread out (away from the car) thru the hole but obviously you need to free the second slider first.
BillM
 

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The wedges are just loose in their slots - they will slide out.
 
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JPSmit said:
The wedges are just loose in their slots - they <span style="color: #FF0000"> <span style="font-size: 14pt">SHOULD</span></span> slide out.


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