Yeah, I have two of those and they are my second favorite type of koozie! And they will hold a full 16-ouncer stuck like that! Very cool.I'm digging the magnetic can holder on the quarter panel! Your drink is wherever you need it.
This past weekend, I finally got around to working on the brakes. I noticed the front pads were kind of thin when I rebuilt the front suspension a few months ago, but since I don't drive her much, I figured the repair would be down the road some. Well, with hunting season fast approaching, it was time.
I went ahead and got rear shoes along with the front pads so I could possibly address the initial left-rear lock-up when you first hit the brakes in the morning. This has been happening for quite a few years and just happens once with the first stab of the brake pedal.
Front pads were easy and I made quick time of the pad swap. The rear... that took a bit longer!
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I got the passenger rear done first, then set about getting the driver side done. As soon as I took the driver side drum off, I noticed a slight wetness on the wheel cyliner dust boot. Great! As I was searching town for parts, the passenger wheel cylinder started leaking... WTF?
As it was, I had to hit two different parts stores just for the pads, shoes, and brake kits. Turns out there was only one store (in all of San Antonio) that had wheel cylinders! And it was a different one from the first two! (And this was across three different national chains!)
So, my "couple hour" brake job ended up lasting a total of 6 hours! Final piece of the puzzle was flushing out the old brake fluid with a pressure bleeder, and then I was done. So far, no leaks and the intial drive the next morning showed no signs of the old "lock-up" issue in the rear brakes!
You may want to pull it back apart and look at the shoes again. Try to see if you can tell if they are hanging up at the top or bottom of the shoe pad. It sounds like something isn't seated quite right and that's pushing the pads out.I just did the same - though my shoes fit so tightly in the drum I had to hammer it in place, and I'm pretty sure it's dragging quite a bit. I have the adjuster on the bottom screwed all the way in...I may have to shave it down some to get them to fit without dragging on both sides.
You may want to pull it back apart and look at the shoes again. Try to see if you can tell if they are hanging up at the top or bottom of the shoe pad. It sounds like something isn't seated quite right and that's pushing the pads out.
My first suspect would be the Parking Brake Link which is the long, flat bar that sits just below the wheel cylinder (with the red oval spring on it in my pic above).
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Check to make sure it is seated on the shoes correctly.
How are those 24lb injectors working out?Not today but over the last week or so 1in phenolic spacer 24lbs injectors fixed a few vacuum lines, valve cover gaskets, pcv valve, cleaned everything in and out, little paint here and there, readjusted tps idle stop ect. heater core hoses, thermostat, flushed antifrozen oh and honed/just cleaned up as much of the casting crumbs i could get to in intake.
What year is that mines a 91... Where is your engine ground?where's ur auto trans vaccum lines im like huh?