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Self adjusting brakes?
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patgreen
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When did self adjusting (meaning back up and hit the brakes) brakes arrive for Packards?

Posted on: 2014/6/22 16:49
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Re: Self adjusting brakes?
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Ross
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Never. Studebaker had a sort of semi-self adjusting brake in 47-53 and again with full self adjusters in '63, don't know when the rest got them.

Posted on: 2014/6/22 18:19
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In high school I worked as a neighborhood gas station mechanic, circa 1961-2. One of my favorite jobs was adjusting brakes (we'd pull a front drum to check linings. If good, then adjust them all for a buck fifty). I'd do a couple of dozen each week and got pretty good and fast at it. Then one day a new Ford came in. No grease fittings, aluminized exhaust and self adjusting brakes. Did Ford really have A Better Idea? There went the era of thousand mile Marfak lubricating service.

Posted on: 2014/6/22 21:55
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