E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#16 Post by Greg Spreeman » Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:31 pm

David, best answer I have seen. It doesn't require a $2,000 tool or a special order part that nobody no longer makes.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#17 Post by David Jones » Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:44 pm

Before I acquired the correct castellated nuts I used a nylock nut.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#18 Post by Brian R Adams » Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:09 pm

DaveErickson wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:34 pm
Actually, the first time I needed to remove an axle nut, I already had a piece of steel with one hole in it large enough to fit over the wheel stud. The bar rested against the second stud and the ground. I like using a bar with a hole because it does not fall off, but I agree with Jim's suggestion that a bar between two studs will also work.
If the hydraulic brakes are employed (by a helper, or using my pedal strut trick) then a reasonably strong stick of wood between two studs works fine, and is my preference since there's no chance wood could bung up any threads on a stud. I have plenty of scrap wood around anyway, but no scrap metal. The stick I use is 1-5/8" x 3/4", laid "flat side" against the drum so the resistance force is through the wider dimension. The 3/4" sides rests on the studs and tends to stay in place unattended. If no brake action is forthcoming, such a stick made of really strong hardwood (or good 3/4" plywood) would suffice by itself.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#19 Post by Greg Spreeman » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:07 pm

Okay, getting closer. I got the cable threaded through the spring mechanisms for the ebrake, screwed on the castle nut and put in the cotter pin. Now, how does this work...I put the brake rotor back on but when I do that I no longer see the star wheel to adjust the e brake. It is completely hidden underneath the rotor.
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#20 Post by David Jones » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:19 pm

There is an access hole in the drum portion of the rotor for the star wheel.
Check workshop manual.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#21 Post by Wes Bender » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:49 am

The rotor will go on in five different positions, only one of which is correct. When the correct one is used, the holes in the rotor and the hub will line up to give access to the adjuster. Quite simple really. Also, if you removed the star wheel adjuster for any reason, it can be reinstalled in either of two positions, only one of which is correct. It will work in either position, but future mechanics will be frustrated when they try to adjust the brake and the adjuster is upside down. They will expect that if they move the handle of the adjusting device (screwdriver, or whatever) toward the rear of the car, it will tighten the brake. This applies to either side of the car. If the adjuster is installed upside down, the rotation will be just the opposite. Do it right for their sake. :D
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#22 Post by Greg Spreeman » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:32 pm

Where can I purchase this part? Looked at Stoddard and Auto Atlanta and can't find it in the parts diagrams. On the driver's side, one is basically broken, on the passenger side, one is missing. To save confusion, I circled it in white on the attached pic
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#23 Post by Greg Spreeman » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:40 pm

Found it.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#24 Post by Greg Spreeman » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:48 pm

Of course, my next question, when they arrive will be, how do install them? Do they just fold in enough to install between the little studs on the ebrake housing?
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#25 Post by David Jones » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:51 pm

They are wider flat when in operation than when relaxed. It's just geometry.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#26 Post by Dick Weiss » Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:24 pm

For years, I just leave the car on the floor to loosen the axle nut. (w/the wheels blocked & brakes locked)
Then raise it to remove the wheel. Ditto when reinstalling the wheel.
Also, the cotter pin is incorrectly inserted; The ends should be bent radially.

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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#27 Post by Greg Spreeman » Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:49 am

Almost there. Which way do I turn the star wheel to adjust the emergency brake? Do the left and right side adjust in the same direction?
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#28 Post by Wes Bender » Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:52 pm

Re-read my post #21 above....

Turning the adjuster in the direction that lengthens it will tighten the brake.
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Re: E Brake Work in Progress....'65 356C

#29 Post by Kevin Wills » Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:32 pm

You can look through the hole with a flashlight and see which way the threads ramp to tell you which way to turn it to lengthen it.

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