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  1. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    I can’t find any quality name brand shoes anywhere… usually just the Chinese stuff sadly.
  2. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    All I hope is that I can look back and laugh haha
  3. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Hmmmm that’s exactly what I had to do. When I installed it, the pedal push rod went beyond the pedal. I had to compress the booster a fair bit to get the nut and bolt to line up with the holes. Never thought anything of it…
  4. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Quick update: I just put the rebuilt (original) brake booster on. I noticed that the rod that attaches to the brake pedal arm on the newer booster was about 3/4” longer than the original. Would that interfere with anything?
  5. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Turns out the threads are just a bit too big for the bleeder port… not sure where to go from here. I replaced the rubber hose and hard lines at the axle. I’ll bleed the system on Sunday maybe. I’m hoping the hose will fix it…
  6. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    You’re right. Just seems very odd for something so little to cause a big problem like this. I’ll report back once I get everything sorted out.
  7. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Ok great. I was thinking of grinding it down a bit but I wasn’t sure. I’ll grind some material off and test fit it.
  8. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    So the pressure gauge I ordered doesn’t have any of the correct fittings. You’re supposed to connect the gauge to the bleeder port, right? They’re all too big unfortunately.
  9. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Agreed. I find a lot of shops just want to get your car out of there.
  10. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Someone mentioned early on in the thread about inverting the drum on the flange and sanding it that way? Either way it’s a good idea. I wish there was someone near me that arched drums… lol
  11. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    The pedal seems pretty solid. I mashed on it a few times and it felt good. I did order a new set of shoes because I’m afraid the others might be glazed. I’ll try to true them up to the drums the best I can.
  12. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    I used a palm sander to take off excess material at the top of the shoes. Didn’t really make a difference unfortunately… but I guess it still could expand off the metal under high temps.
  13. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Hmm I didn’t notice that before…
  14. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    This is an older picture and all of the hardware has been changed. I circled the shoe retaining nail and spring. Seems like the nail is too long and the spring can’t really keep enough tension against the shoe, allowing for some movement in the shoe. Could this lead to some sort of drag on the...
  15. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    I have not. I just had new wheel cylinders installed about a week ago. I have a feeling what rags is saying could be true. The more parts I throw at it, the more variables I’m introducing into the equation. It’s a shame that newer parts are so bad now.
  16. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    I replaced that sucker 2 or 3 times haha
  17. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Ok. Would harbor freight have something like that? I don’t know if it will arrive on time if I got it online. Thank you for the tip!!
  18. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    I haven’t tried that. What would I look for when using the gauge? High pressure on one of the wheels?
  19. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Hello everyone. I haven’t been updating in a while from being too busy. I’ve been working/ having work done on the Newport since my last post. I swapped out a lot of parts (both axle shafts, wheel cylinders, and even the rear passenger backing plate), and had the brakes adjusted a few times. The...
  20. 70NewY’ER

    Rear Brake Trouble

    Yeah they're looking a little rough haha. I have new hardware for both sides that I'm going to install once I replace the parking brake cable.
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