Servicing Brakes

If a correctly adjusted brake does not function normally, new brake shoe linings and/or brake drum are usually needed, however, any worn or damaged parts that affect operation of brake must be renewed.

Remove wheel (see "Wheels, Hubs and Tires," Page 147).

To remove rear wheel brake shoes: (To identify items, refer to Illus. 11). Remove cotter pin (2) and brake shoe cup (3) from pivot stud (5). Pry brake shoes off pivot stud without removing shoe spring (16).

To remove front or sidecar wheel brake shoes: (To identify items, refer to Illus. 10). Place the end of a large screwdriver or other suitable tool between the ends of brake shoes at pivot stud (8) and pry ends of shoes off pivot stud without removing shoe springs (20) and (21). Shoe ends are registered in a groove in pivot stud.

Note: Sidecar wheel brake shoes, brake shoe springs, brake operating shaft and pivot stud, and the manner of assembling these items are the same as applies to "Front Wheel Brake Assembly," Illus. 10 and 12.

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