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Old 10-11-2018, 09:23 AM
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Adjusting Lincoln front brakes

Hi,
just installed a set of MT Lincoln front brakes but adjustment instructions are a bit vague. After setting top pin with the brake shoes locked all the instructions say is “loosen the star wheel adjuster for proper brake clearance”.
Should I just loosen the star until the drum stops scuffing then add an extra click?
Is there some one that has fitted this setup that could advise.
thanks
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:08 PM
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https://www.hotrod.com/articles/linc...es-early-ford/
If this is what you have, the adjustment seems simple compared to the original Ford cam adjustment etc. I think you are on the right track. I think that if the brake shoes are adjusted up close but not dragging you are good to go. This looks like a smart upgrade.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:18 PM
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Yes, that’s the kit.
My back plates were in a bad way so it seemed a good option rather than going to disks as I’m trying to keep as original as possible.
It just seemed strange to produce a really nice kit that fits a ‘46 pickup without any mods to the original spindles etc but not giving a detailed advice on adjusting the shoe to drum clearance.
 


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