I am assembling the brakes a 140 DHC belonging to the late Andy Leavitt. I am helping Karen with the assembly. The vehicle has all rebuilt Apple Hydraulics cylinders, but as received, the wheels were disassembled and that’s where I am now.
This morning, we connected the new flex lines, installed the wheel cylinders and the bridge pipe. We were also able to assemble the shoes and self adjusters, but not the shoe return springs.
From the parts manual, it looks as though the return springs mount under the adjuster bar and connect on the underside of the shoes. I am about to buy new springs because I think some of these have the ends broken as they have very short hooks.How in the world do they get installed through?
The hooks are not the same angular clocking differing by 60 or so degrees which would require a person to twist and stretch them simultaneously.
What is the best reference manual for this?
XKS sold us a beautiful f\coffee table book but it does little to explain this any help, especially pictures would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much!
Morgan Hill, California