Drum brake adjusters?

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. Captainkirk

    Captainkirk Old School Mopar Warrior

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    So. I ordered and received new hardware kits, brake cylinders and brake shoes to install on my 8.75 rear axle. I will also be changing all the brake lines as well. Would you guys recommend I replace the adjusters as well as long as the originals work? They aren't that expensive, but it's not like anyone besides me will see them.
     
  2. krazykuda

    krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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    If the old ones work, keep them they're better than the new ones... Just clean them up and anti-seize the threads....
     
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    • Professor Fate

      Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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      As long as they spin freely, just clean 'em and use 'em (I always put a dab of anti-seize on the threads). Just make sure you keep them on the correct side. If you'd prefer new, like you say, they're cheap.

      edit: Treed again!
       
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      • MoparMike1974

        MoparMike1974 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Yes, these are usually reusable. I clean them up and put anti-seize on the threads. On the other hand, new ones are cheap and seem to work just fine.
         
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        • A Body 440 WHY NOT

          A Body 440 WHY NOT Well-Known Member

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          Make sure the “teeth” on the wheel is good too
           
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          • RedFish

            RedFish Well-Known Member

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            I put a dab of white lithium grease under the floating cap/end. Most adjusters have a thin thrust washer behind that cap. Make sure it hasn't been lost. They dont work well without it.
            I dont put anything on those threads. That would just cause lining dust to collect on them. More cleaning to do next time.
             
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