star adjuster tab broken

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star adjuster tab broken

Post by skin daddio » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:24 pm

how have you dealt with the peened in tabs on early bay rear brake star adjusters when they break?

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Re: star adjuster tab broken

Post by ruckman101 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Good question. I haven't yet. Seems like I have at least one broken one.

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Re: star adjuster tab broken

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:36 pm

Some have repaired them with a little screw drilled into the anchor block if the spring steel is still present.
You can replace the whole backing plate, since it seems to still be available.

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Re: star adjuster tab broken

Post by skin daddio » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:45 pm

the idea of screwing a 6-32 bolt through the adjuster block got 6.32 minutes of time. then i bought my first ever tubes of jb weld. big vice grips and small piece of usps cardboard as a dressing so the wrench didn't stick to the new widget of found banding metal. i gave the "weld" 24 hours. backing plates make the all-star pick-up list. next time you overnight, neal, we can get this done.

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