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#1 DailyDato


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:29 PM

Everyone seems to be on the search for the hard to find non replacement brake adjusters for the front and rear drum brakes off most common dato's Http://www.rockauto.com they are listed as miscellanous brake parts, but they are under $8 NEW well plus shipping, just figured I would share what i found. They have a limited supply left, so once they are gone, they are gone.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:43 AM

Fed-ex Just delivered all the parts all the parts for my rear brake job today, including these... they are good quality Beck Arnley pieces, but for whatever reason the adjuster screws are Loc-tited into the adjust sleeve. i had to battle with them a little to get them apart and free'd up, other then that top notch!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:43 AM

Fedex just deliverd my parts, very nice, Beck Arnley, didn't have any issue with the adjusters having loctite, got drums and hoses and a new master cylinder too, great buy, shipping was cheap to, even from texas to tennessee.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:07 PM

edit, nvm stupid question...

Do the later Datsun adjusters fit the 510?

I like the new classifieds better.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:43 PM

I saw these on Rock Auto too and was tempted to get some..Before I did, however, I wondered if the old ones could be "rebuilt"? Can you pop the old ones out and soak them in mystery oil or something to get them to free up? You can sometimes do this with Chevy stuff, and while a different design, the Datsun stuff operates on the same principle. Anybody done this? I would think once you get the shims off the backing plate, you can pop the adjusters off and soak the heck out of them by dropping them in some sort of lubricant.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:58 AM

510 rear screw type brake adjusters sieze up horribly. I'm not surprised the OP
got new ones he thought were loctited, but no - that just means they siezed up
in the climate controlled indoors sitting on a shelf. The thread tolerances are
extremely tight because it's an extra fine thread, plus the affects of aluminum
to steel electrolysis, plus weather.

I've gotten badly siezed ones apart after soaking in trans fluid for months/years.
Then I made them serviceable by replacing original adjuster stud thing with a bolt
of the same threading, with the end modified to have similar flats on it. This reduces
adjustment range, but the 17 or 19 mm bolt head makes the thing adjustable with
normal socket tools. I don't recall the threading spec exactly - it was an extra fine
M12 and wasn't that hard to find.