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#21 Ed-datsun521

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 11:00 AM

Do they also fit the front ? I'm so confused

#22 DanielC

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:21 PM

I am going to post this here.

http://www.carpartsm...ickup-1965-1972

 

Part numbers for the adjusters are the same front and rear, so a front can be used in the rear.

The adjuster assemblies are right hand threaded, and left hand threaded.  Left hand thread adjusters go on the left side of the truck.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:25 PM

Thanks, Daniel. Drove my 521 about 100 miles today with no brakes :[. Got to where I could work on it, adjusted all the brakes and bled all the air out of the lines. Stops nicely now.

One thing to note...not all of my adjusters turn the same way to tighten.
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:56 AM

If the adjusters are installed on the correct sides you should always be able to bring the shoes in(loosen) by rotating the adjuster up, and to spread(tighten) the shoes rotate the adjuster down.
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

Yeah, I would think they would be the same, but PO had obviously done work on them before. One didn't have the same size bleeder either..
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