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Old 05-12-2009, 10:31 AM
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Jeff,
Good tip.. I didn't even look to see if the shoes were installed corrrectly.. I just looked at condition of parts.. I washed them and readjusted..
I also packed the wheel bearings.. I notice the right drum was extremely warm while the left drum was cool.. meaning the right side is doing the work..

Roger, I have no idea.. I havent removed the other bows yet.. I read somewhere that the bows are color coded for location on a wagon and its not good to mix them up..

I'll have to see if there is any info on which color I'm missing and what the shape is..

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And I'll look tomorrow to see what colors are on these. They're outside kind-of packed away at the moment...
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Nathan,

The two I have are yellow at the ends -- and I didn't take them to the swap meet or see any others while I was there.
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hmm.
I'll have to check the book, I dont remember seeing yellow listed..

I might have the lead on the header bows and the tailgate window crank parts..

How did the swap meet go?

The car show here was good. Took Penny to her first show she got her first dash plaque. Got lots of comments and I brought 10 rainier falcon club flyers. left them on the window and only came home with two..

Not bad seeing how there was two falcons (Ours) and one ranchero. So there were falcon people out there somewhere..

I'll post pics later this week

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How did the swap meet go?
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Well... I now have to figure out what to do with a 2.77 tranny.... again. Got rid of one of those once and it's twin came back!

Anybody need one?

Otherwise, we had a good weekend of it and made a few bucks for the club and met a ton of Falcon people we didn't know. So in all.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:16 PM
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Roger,
Sorry to hear that it didn't sell..

Glad to hear all went well

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I got the brake pull fixed...

I changed the shoes.. the rears were cracked.. and the fronts were a might as well..
I turned the drums.. they are all with in specs..
I changed the front hoses and finally the wheel cylinders and hardware
I did most of this in steps.

Changed the shoes, hoses, and drum turning in the second attempt at fixing the pull..
Didn't fix it.
So next was the wheel cylinders.. re bleed and re adjusted..
Brake pull gone..

Now i have brake chatter.. step on the brakes and it sounds like someone is locked in the trunk and wants out..

the brake shoes i have available to me aren't the greatest.. though priced right..
I plan on beveling the leading edge in a tempt to fix it..
The other problem is finding the correct harware for the early falcons.. the hold down clip isnt available anymore so one has to search for usuable hardware..

I used a mustang kit with hold down pins that someone else had previously installed.. i think the hardware is my biggest problem... allows the shoes to move too much..

I've been driving the snot out of her.. i now have a front shock that is leaky.. so guess what i'm doing for father's day??

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Hey Nathan,

I've got a box of misc. little brake parts. Send me a list and I'll fill it if I can. No charge.
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Nathan,

That chatter sounds very odd. All freshly turned drums should be smooth as silk. You sure you don't have something that came off in there and is getting pulverized?

I may have a few brake parts laying around too, but I've worked on so many cars they may or may not be for a Falcon. I do have the entire front brakes removed from when I did the disc conversion.

Find a good parts house and you should be able to ala carte the pieces from looking in the picture pages and finding similar parts that are available
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:26 AM
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Kenny& roger,

Unfortunately no one and I mean no one makes the hold pin and clips for the early falcons anymore..

You can use the mustang stuff which works by adding a washer to the hold down pin. the washer is needed because the hole in the baking plate is larger than the pin..

I used all the springs out of the mustang kit and reused the hold down pins that were already in place.. someone either used the stock falcon stuff or found pins that fit without using a washer..

The problem I'm having is either the pins are too long and not hold the shoes tight against the backing plate or the springs are too short.

I basiclly need the four hold down pins and four clips instead of the hold springs...

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The length of the pins are based upon the width of the shoes. What width are you dealing with? My wagon had 1 1/2 rears and 2" fronts IIRC. Using washers on the backing plate wouldn't be a bad way to go if you had to -- or just convert the entire brake system over to the Mustang setup (including backing plates) and I'm sure those parts are available forever. Lots of ways to deal with this. Stock is never permanent.
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Roger,
If I remember correctly the fronts and the rears on my wagon were both 2.25"
Just looked up the part numbers i bought and yes they were the 2.25.

I bought a 6 cylinder mustang harware kit as it has all the springs i needed. I didn't use the mustang hold down pins because I didn't want to do the washer trick so I reused the pins that were there..

The shoes didn't make any noise with the old hardware so i'm thinking that maybe the hold down springs that used arent correct.. So I plan on opening up the brakes again. (this will be number 4) and using the old hardware that i kept..

In the future I plan on a disc brake conversion, but I wasnt ready to buy new wheels and tires to make that happen.. so i'm patching the brake system till that day arrives..
Unfortunately my patch has pretty much replaced everything so I now have all new brakes..

Looking forward to another car show this weekend..

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