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Where to look for R-model brake parts?


Vladislav
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Partly revised front brakes on my R688ST of 1988.

Looked over both (two) trucks and found out something like decsribed the best as a disaster.

It was this past authumn and I resolved to get back closer to the warm time.

So...

Brake drums are useble, linings were avalible locally so I bought them and re-riveted.

The most trouble seemed to me was the S-cams, the splines for slack adjusters were worn too much, saw no way to repair.

Their bushings in the break shield (spider) are worn out also but I can make them new of brass (if thet're not avalible new).

The slack adjusters need to be replaced, haven't found correctly ones overhere and all the offered were China-made.

Front brake chambers required to put new ones on, the one of the existed was rotted through so I'm afraid to get it blasted off one day.

Rear brake chambers are far from to be usable though.

I didn't check all that stuff on Watts although want to hear some other suggestions on the sources of.

Maybe there are chances to get good used parts or aftermarket .

The truck is planned as a hobby one, not to make hundered thousand miles.

Any thoughts on the matter are too appreciated.

Vlad.

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Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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