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Postby charlie » 16 Dec 2004, 22:31

Anybody know where I can buy a rear brake adjuster for my `77 Chevette?,Charlie
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Postby mint » 17 Dec 2004, 11:02

I thought there were bolts on the back you turn with a spanner? or an allen key or somthing?
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Postby charlie » 17 Dec 2004, 23:05

Thanks for the reply,I mean the actual adjuster inside the brake drum.
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Postby chris(not) » 18 Dec 2004, 00:55

Very early cars were fitted (?) with adjusters in the back plate but later ones had that diabolical spring driven ratcheted threaded strut self adjuster thingy. I think they were probably common to several cars of the period, being a Girling part. Whether they're available new I've no idea but I'm sure someone must. Maybe a brake specialist - might be someone listed in Practical Classics perhaps.

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Postby Doive » 18 Dec 2004, 23:14

The spring self adjuster works rather well as long as its looked after and not allowed to seize up. Drop of copper grease tends to do the trick. I reckon the only source for a new one of these would be to go scrapyard hunting. The delco-moraine setup I believe had the adjusters on the back of the drum, whilst the girling has the ratchet adjuster. It may share components with novas etc but I'm not sure.
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Postby mint » 20 Dec 2004, 00:24

I think it's the same setup as that on the mk2 cav, which would be the same as the astra and proabably mk3 cavs as well so it should be easy to get one from you local dealer for a about fifty quid :wink:
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