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This afternoon I thought I would adjust the front brakes because they were pulling unevenly. However whilst I was loosening the adjuster nut the lobe that adjusts the brake shoes sheered off. :mad: I can't understand why it should sheer off during loosening. :confused

Has this happened to anybody before? I wonder if this is a weak design or perhaps at some stage it had been overtightened. I just hope they are not difficult to find.
 

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Your not the only one out there Kevin. I broke mine but that was because I put the shoes on upside down and a bit too much force on the adjusting nut(it was a hot day and I was becoming quite angry with the bitch cause I was ment to be camping) after replacing a wheel drum. To fix it, I took the break shield off and and brazed it back together. the teeth were very worn so I tried giving them as bit of a roughen up with the grinder, didnt really seem to help muchj but it does the trick. Another great example of a job that should take and hour taking half of day.
 

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Readily available replacements can be bought, new, from Wise Owl.

go to www.wiseowlparts.com

They are easy to put in and work well. My only complaint is they require a 9/16 wrench to adjust, the originals use an 11/16 wrench, so now I have to take 2 wrenches under the car with me when I want to make an adjustment. Not much of a worry is it? I put high temp copper-plate on the shafts when installing the new ones (Never-sieze) to prevent any future broken ones.

(No! I'm not on the payroll.)

Greg S
 
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