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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 03, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I went to change out my wheel cylinders, and shoes on the back half of the 69 coupe. I started with the dr. side, and got everything dismantled o.k. I broke loose the nuts to the cylinder, and then I went to loosen the brake line nut and snap! So, I went and bought a double flaring kit. I slipped the new nut over the tubing, but could only get it ~ 1/2 way on! [img]graemlins/angry.gif[/img] So, I figured I would deal with it later. I went to pull the pass. side drum off and it's stuck! I tapped on it briskly with a mallet and couldn't get it to slip off.

Here's my questions: What to do with the tubing/nut issue, and whats a good trick to getting the stuck drum off?

thanks in advance-Dan [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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I removed the 'piggy bank' plug from the backing plate, fiddled with the star wheel adjuster until I could wiggle the drum a little bit...Then i noticed that the I.D. of the drum had rust built up. After scraping that away, I was able to yank the drum off! Phew! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] Now to figure out the brake line prob

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I would just replace the rear lines leading to each wheel cylinder. They are available at many of the resto houses.


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I would have just ordered new lines...but I'm sorta cheap I wound up fixing the line and flaring the end. It was a struggle to re-bend the line to get the nut into the wheel cylinder...NOW,
I just have to figure out how the whole mess goes back together, bleed the brakes and go cruisin!!!
Thanks for the reply CFunK! [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img] I couldn't have figured it out without the TC help [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Did you double flare it?


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Yes, I put the line into the bar and placed the tooling into the end of the line and then put the cone/clamp onto it and squeezed it until it wouldn't go any further. It made a fine flare on the edge. Thanks again for the help... [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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Sounds like a single flare to me.


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Nope, it made a "double-flare", I adjusted the star wheel through the plugs on the back sides of the backing plates until there was slight drag, and then bled the brakes w/the wife...All went well. No leaks, no problems, no worries

CFUNK, just curious why the old pic of my coupe with the rusty hubcaps makes you wanna cry? I was jumpin for joy when I handed over the two grand for the car. I jumped a little more when I found the build sheet and then the pop card still attached to the warranty brochure [img]smile.gif[/img]

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It was not my intention to slam your car. I have never been a fan of wire wheel covers much less rusty ones.

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O.K. Mr.Funk. I see how you meant it now [img]redface.gif[/img] I hate to see a muscle car with Schuck's add on's to the exterior too! I don't remember what the car looked like when I first dragged it home Sometimes I think that I'll never get it "completed"...

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It will never be complete. There will always be something you want to fix, change or mod. It's a life long affair and your wallet just learns to live with it.

I went back and looked at the web site, MUCH improved shoes on that '69 from the rusty wire baskets.


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Thanks! [img]smile.gif[/img] I think the red bombers coming along nicely...I went and checked out your ride on your little site. Very nice Camaro Mr.Funk! If that's your house, then we have similar looking houses too [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 03, 02:59 PM
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Perhaps the parking brake is still set and that's why the drum is difficult to remove?
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