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1963 Brake Adjustment at Wheel Hubs
Figure 1
  1. Pull coupling to ensure that the drawshaft is fully forward.
  2. If the rear of the brake plate appears as in fig. 1 the brake can be adjusted by turning the square-ended shaft A. Jack up axle, but do not remove wheel.
  3. If the square-ended adjuster cannot be seen remove wheel to expose adjustment hole C, as in fig. 2 (below). Fully release handbrake and turn drum to bring a hole opposite to the slotted head of the adjusting screw. Use screwdriver for adjustment.
  4. With handbrake off and linkage slack tighten adjuster until wheel or brake drum cannot turn.
  5. Pull handbrake on, and then fully release it.
  6. Release adjuster one click.
  7. Pull handbrake hard on, then release it.
  8. Check freedom of wheel or brake drum, turning it by hand. Repeat instructions 5 and 6 until wheel or drum is just free from rubbing with the handbrake off.Try to slacken adjuster the least possible amount.
  9. Replace wheel if removed. Repeat procedure with other brake.
Special Tip. If parts which move a little on the plate are seen as at B, fig. 1, lightly grease them before adjusting brakes.
Should these parts stick one brake shoe may tend to rub the drum after brakes released. High melting-point grease only must be used. Ordinary grease or oil can run into drum and ruin brakes.
Some suitable grease: Shell Retinas A; Regent Marfac Multipurpose 2; Castrolease LM.
figure 2
NOTE : There is no substitute for expert service. If in any doubt, consult your specialist.
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