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Help converting drum brakes (non self adjusting) to self adjusting. For 60 Studebaker Convertible


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Guest shirley Farris

I need help finding the additional parts to make 1960 Studebaker Lark Conv. brakes from non self adjusting brakes to Self Adjusting. Car sat in garage over winter and now front passenger side brake grabbing almost pulling the car off the road. Any help greatly appreciated. Shirley

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It most likely is not an adjustment issue.

The wheel that is grabbing hard could have linings that are wet with grease or brake fluid.

Or, if that is not the problem, it could be that the opposite side is not working at all from frozen wheel cylinder pistons.

Take the car for a short ride with normal stops a few times each minute. Now park the car and try to feel if all four brake drums are warm. If one is cold, then it could be frozen cylinder pistons. If they seem pretty close to same temp, it could be wet linings on one wheel.

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Shirley,

Any '62 and up would be self-adjusting, and a bolt-on. Alternatively, make certain every thing is working as it should and make the necessary adjustments. There was no problem with the non-adjusting brakes, as long as you made the adjustment at appropriate intervals.

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