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Chevrolet El Camino: I need instructions (with pictures) on

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I need instructions (with pictures) on installing chevy 1970 El Camino rear brakes. Where would I find diagrams and instructions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.
the pictures are a bit hard to find for this procedurehere is what i have for youif you have any questions please ask as i do not get credit for my work until you rate me here at Justanswer removalRaise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.Remove brake drum. If brake lining is dragging on brake drum, back off brake adjustment by rotating adjustment screw.. If brake drum is rusted or corroded to axle flange and cannot be removed, lightly tap flange to drum mounting surface with a suitable hammer.Using brake spring pliers or equivalent, unhook primary and secondary return springs. Observe location of brake parts being removed to aid during installation.Remove brake hold-down springs with suitable tool.Lift actuating lever, then unhook actuator link from anchor pin and remove.Remove actuating lever(s) and return spring.Spread shoes apart and remove parking brake strut and spring.Disconnect parking brake cable from lever, then remove brake shoes from backing plateSeparate brake shoes by removing adjusting screw and spring, then unhook parking brake lever from shoe assembly.Clean dirt from backing plate and all other components. installLubricate parking brake lever fulcrum with suitable brake lube, then attach lever to brake shoe. Ensure lever operates smoothly.Connect brake shoes with adjusting screw spring, then position adjusting screw. Ensure adjusting screw star wheel does not contact adjusting screw spring after installation, and also ensure RH thread adjusting screw is installed on left side of vehicle and LH thread adjusting screw is installed on right side of vehicle. When brake shoe installation is completed, ensure star wheel lines up with adjusting hole in backing plate.Lightly lubricate backing plate shoe contact surfaces with suitable brake lube, then the area where parking brake cables contacts backing plate.Install brake shoes on backing plate while engaging wheel cylinder links (if equipped) with shoe webbing. Connect parking brake cable to parking brake lever. The primary shoe (short lining) faces towards front of vehicle.Install actuating levers, actuating link and return spring, Fig. 1Install hold-down springs with suitable tool.Install primary and secondary shoe return springs using brake spring pliers or equivalent.Install brake drum, wheel and tire assembly.If any hydraulic connections have been opened, bleed brake system.Adjust parking brake. Refer to ``Adjustments.''
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.
how are you making out ?if you have any questions please ask as i do not get credit for my work until you rate me here at Justanswer

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