Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - drum brakes on '72 el camino
View Single Post
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-12-2013, 11:25 AM
69 widetrack 69 widetrack is offline
Faith - Respect - Trust
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ontario
Age: 58
Posts: 3,508
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 192
Thanked 638 Times in 572 Posts
Drums today aren't as expensive as they used to be, if they're scoured, replace them...turning brake drums is almost unheard of these days. What you need to do to check your wheel cylinders, is pull back the rubber boot on each end of the cylinder, if they are moist with brake fluid, they need attention...Move the wheel cylinder pins back and forth, (you can do this with the brake shoes on) if they move back and forth freely that means they are OK...one last check, the vehicle is old, try opening the bleeder screw, have someone gently apply pressure to the brake pedal, if brake fluid comes out your good to go...make sure you close the bleeder screw before whomever is applying pressure to the brake pedal releases the brake pedal or you will suck air into your brake lines.

hope this helps.

Ray
Reply With Quote