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Old 10-11-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
David Coleman
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emergency brake question

I have a 88 F-150 2WD. The people that inspected it said the emergency brake
needs a "slight" adjustment. I have noticed it has to be pushed down pretty
far.
I looked at the adjustment cable, and it is a ball of rust. Instead of
tearing it all apart (and my knuckles), can I adjust the rear brakes up to
where they are just short of rubbing and therefore adjust the emergency
brake?
I have seen at JC Whitney they have a item that slips over the cable and
will take slack out of the line, but that seems like a "afro-engineering
job" to me.

Ideas?? Thoughts??


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Old 10-11-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: emergency brake question

The rear drum backing plates on your truck have a small access port, where
the rear brakes can be adjusted. That will help with the emergency brake
problem, AND give you better brakes to boot.

Have someone do it that is familiar with adjusting rear brakes.

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"David Coleman" <hickman@ktc.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 88 F-150 2WD. The people that inspected it said the emergency
>brake needs a "slight" adjustment. I have noticed it has to be pushed down
>pretty far.
> I looked at the adjustment cable, and it is a ball of rust. Instead of
> tearing it all apart (and my knuckles), can I adjust the rear brakes up to
> where they are just short of rubbing and therefore adjust the emergency
> brake?
> I have seen at JC Whitney they have a item that slips over the cable and
> will take slack out of the line, but that seems like a "afro-engineering
> job" to me.
>
> Ideas?? Thoughts??
>



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Old 10-11-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: emergency brake question


"David Coleman" <hickman@ktc.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 88 F-150 2WD. The people that inspected it said the emergency
>brake needs a "slight" adjustment. I have noticed it has to be pushed down
>pretty far.
> I looked at the adjustment cable, and it is a ball of rust. Instead of
> tearing it all apart (and my knuckles), can I adjust the rear brakes up to
> where they are just short of rubbing and therefore adjust the emergency
> brake?
> I have seen at JC Whitney they have a item that slips over the cable and
> will take slack out of the line, but that seems like a "afro-engineering
> job" to me.


LOL!


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Old 10-12-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
big mike
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Re: emergency brake question

David, Have you tried replacing all the brakes blindfolded? And then
driving it off the side a cliff?

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Old 10-12-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
Bartholomew Dilligaff
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Re: emergency brake question

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 03:35:06 -0500, bigvanman@webtv.net (big mike)
wrote:

>David, Have you tried replacing all the brakes blindfolded? And then
>driving it off the side a cliff?


David: Try "afro-engineering" that dick out of your faggot ass.


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Old 10-12-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: emergency brake question

I would, but your mother has had it in her mouth for the last week

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> wrote:
>
>>David, Have you tried replacing all the brakes blindfolded? And then
>>driving it off the side a cliff?

>
> David: Try "afro-engineering" that dick out of your faggot ass.
>
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: emergency brake question

Nope. Don't do things like you do. Thats why you have WebTV and not a real
computer. You couldn't figure out how to use a regular computer...

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> David, Have you tried replacing all the brakes blindfolded? And then
> driving it off the side a cliff?
>



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