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Re: [Roadsters] Datsun-roadsters Digest, Vol 8, Issue 169

To: Steve Ehlers <>,
Subject: Re: [Roadsters] Datsun-roadsters Digest, Vol 8, Issue 169
From: RWM via Datsun-roadsters <>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:17:04 -0500
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That's a handful to consider, Steve. All good points.

If the multiple click back-off doesn't cure the issue, I may start by 
tearing them down and re-assembling.

At the moment, it is 36 degrees and the wind is howling at 40+ knots, so 
that won't be this morning!

- Bob

On 11/20/2016 11:58 PM, Steve Ehlers via Datsun-roadsters wrote:
>  Bob ,
>  1/4 turn backed off may not be enough back off for 1 thing. The other 
> issues you have to make sure of is that the wheel cylinder returns to 
> bottom after you apply the brakes. If Standard brake fluid is used 
> with Aluminum cylinders in cars that sit ANY time, they can and will 
> have issues. Because of this I use Silicone Fluid in all Datsun 
> restorations. This is true if you never flush the systems and or the 
> car sits a lot. Another issue can be fatigued bad shoe springs and 
> lack of hi temp lube at all shoe contacts points especially the 
> backing plate contacts. I find that amateurs ( home DIY and cheap 
> brake replacement shops) don't know to properly lube the contacts and 
> are places that Nobody seems to know to do a brake shoe replacement 
> correctly. Lastly the cylinders must be lubed in the backing plate 
> hole to slide before clipped in place. So after shoe adjustment ,pull 
> up the emergency brake lever to center the shoes. This is a very 
> probable issue also...
> I'm sure your missing something I mentioned .
> Good luck,
> Steve Ehlers Rising Sun Performance  "The Z car Experts of Texas"
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 18:49:29 -0500
>> From: RWM <>
>> To: Datsun Roadster Listserver <>
>> Subject: [Roadsters] Roadster rear brake adjuster
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>> Have persistent dragging rear shoes, which I've been unable to resolve
>> with the 1/4" square adjuster on the back of the backing plates.
>> I back them off counter-clockwise one quarter turn beyond the snug
>> point, but they promptly snug up again and drag.
>> Could someone remind me what is the proper procedure to adjust? Thanks.
>> - Bob Mann, '68 2000 Solex 


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