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dougtappan

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front brakes

Post by dougtappan on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:10 pm

As usuall Donnie came up with a great picture but it brings up some more questions. I know I deserve a slap but when I moved all the van stuff to my shop I lost the two spreader bars for the front brakes. 1) are they the same as the back cause the back bars have one side wider to accept the e brake lever.2)Does anyone have the bars and springs? If so I am willing to buy that stuff from you. 3) when installing the s bars will it be self explained as to the orientation of the bar. I could go 4 ways.Oh and I will also buy two decent backing plates.
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donivan65
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:25 pm

my picture is for the rear,,,,,there is no spreader bar up front,,,,,but the rest of its the same,,,,its only for the parking brake,,,,,,
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dougtappan

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Re: front brakes

Post by dougtappan on Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:19 pm

Oh so I didnt lose them after all .....I'm feelin much better
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:24 pm

sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get the correct answer,,,,,,but we get there,,,,,,,
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Vantasia

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Re: front brakes

Post by Vantasia on Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:28 pm

Do you have copy of the van shop manual supplement? It shows diagrams of all the brakes and how to assemble them. It will help answer all your questions. Repos on eBay under $30 shipped. The full 1963 truck manual shows engines and transmissions but they are a bit more costly, looked for used one....but then again there's always Donny and others here too!
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:50 pm

,,,,I think the 2nd Gens have their own service and overhaul manuals,,,,,





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donivan65
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:59 pm

This Chilton book is pretty good for 2nd Gens,,,,





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dougtappan

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Re: front brakes

Post by dougtappan on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:05 pm

There is nothing I would like more than to get a manual for my van I will go to ebay right now and sewe if I can find these manuals Thanks once again Donnie you are the man!!!
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donivan65
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:19 pm

,,,so anybody got any books for a 67,,,,,,,,,,,,like the book number of it,,,,,,,,,that Chilton sure is a good one,,,,,not every detail is in it,,,,,,,,those Factory books go by ST numbers,,,,,,you would probably be looking for something like a ST 133-67 or something,,,,,,and there is usually 2,,,,,1 for the easy repairs,,,,,1 for major repairs,,,,,,
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dougtappan

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Re: front brakes

Post by dougtappan on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:38 pm

Yup, just bought the 133-69 and the 134-69 on ebay
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donivan65
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:51 pm

you have a 67 right? the 69 book works good for it,,,,,,,,,better than what we 65 guys have,,,,,,its a 63 book that came out before the van was invented and they give us little supplement for us to mix in with it,,,,,,
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:19 pm

so,,,,,,,,lets see whats on page 5-22 of that 1969 service manual,,,,,,,,,


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Digz

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Re: front brakes

Post by Digz on Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:29 pm

Didn't someone also have digital copies of various manuals? Not sure...
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Re: front brakes

Post by donivan65 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:39 pm

hmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I do have some kind of CD laying around,,,,,,,



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Vantasia

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Re: front brakes

Post by Vantasia on Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:57 am

The books really help, so many questions are posted here about brakes, clutches and shifter linkage, etc. that are answered with one quick look at the service manuals, I have bought the correct ones for every vintage car I have ever owned, invaluable tools. Notice the small return spring on the bottom of the self adjuster arm (actuating lever in pic), very often missing, mine were, easily overlooked!
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dougtappan

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Re: front brakes

Post by dougtappan on Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:44 pm

You guys are amazing. Vantasia if your ever in the boston area please stop by.

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