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Muffin1
Posted 2018-06-23 4:59 PM (#565511)
Subject: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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I have a 56 Plymouth I need to adjust new brakes to drums that have been turned front and back
Got my ply service manual out it stays I need a adjusting gauge MT 19 to adjust brakes
I have read this a couple of times it is beyond me
Can they be adjusted another way ?
Any help will be greatly appreciated
Alex
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71charger_fan
Posted 2018-06-24 9:45 PM (#565550 - in reply to #565511)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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It's tedious, but can be done without the special tool. As long as you know your new internal drum diameter, you can use a piece of bar stock or angle iron and make a gauge to fit your turned drums. It just takes careful measuring and drilling. Check out page 4 of my thread in general discussion on my '55 Plaza Suburban. Without some sort of gauge, it is possible to get the shoes adjusted to the proper diameter, but not concentric with the axle shaft.

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71charger_fan
Posted 2018-06-25 8:45 AM (#565577 - in reply to #565511)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=63722&...
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Shep
Posted 2018-06-25 4:12 PM (#565596 - in reply to #565577)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth brake help



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Keep in mind, generally if the drums were resurfaced, the linings are supposed to be arc ground for proper shoe to drum surface contact.
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Muffin1
Posted 2018-06-26 7:29 PM (#565678 - in reply to #565511)
Subject: RE: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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Thank both of the people who helped I sent PM to both of you I don't know if you got them
I hope I can ask for help if I have problems
Alex
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71charger_fan
Posted 2018-06-26 10:14 PM (#565684 - in reply to #565511)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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http://www.imperialclub.com/Repair/Lit/Master/009/index.htm
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Muffin1
Posted 2018-06-27 9:49 AM (#565702 - in reply to #565511)
Subject: RE: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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Thank you 71 Charger !!! I think this book will help a lot of guys
Alex
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71charger_fan
Posted 2018-06-27 1:26 PM (#565713 - in reply to #565511)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth brake help


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I thought it explained it better than the factory service manual does. Feel free to email me. However, I've only done this once and it took me what felt like forever to do just the rears.
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