Builds Goat. A 1967 survivor FJ-45 LWB

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On the way home I felt a warm spray on my leg. I looked down and water was coming out of the heater.

Bummed, I decided to race (in a F135 truck this means just don’t stop) home and see it I could get there before it ran out of water

Turns out the ONE hose I didn’t replace busted. My failure.

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I have been going back and forth on what I want to do about the brakes and I have decided to make these drums work. There is just too much of my beautiful original truck that will have to change to make front discs work.

I ordered some new drums. I figured one reason I can’t get the fronts to catch before the rear brakes lock is my drums must be worn.

They came in today and they were just a hair thicker and of course once on the truck they would not fit.

Ugh.

I buttoned up the passenger side and looked at the driver side and one of the cylinders was leaking a little. I changed it. Tightened it all up and went for a ride.

Still locking the rears up.

Dammit.

But I got a cool pic at the farm Down the road.

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Found this ....
... and this.
Brake Adjustment
Cheers Peter
.... & this : Duckburg Old Town wrenching lot...Drum brake Boulevard 45 :)


 
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Are the cylinders oriented the correct way? Early girls have to have all eight cylinders oriented L and R and F and R. Coolerman's website has orientation pics from the FSM.
Yeah, they won’t go any other way. I actually have all new good cylinders.

I guess I should be happy it stops straight. I just want to see
If I can get the fronts doing more. Any panic stop will be sketchy.
 

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What do they mean at the same time?

You need to adjust them as closely as possible I would think?



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Any panic stop will be sketchy.
Don`t know how you brake.
Without the new stuff all the cars have in these days you have to step on the clutch pedal and hold it down during braking. *
That´s what I have learned in a racing school about 40 years ago.
Train it... and train it... and ....
Cheers Peter

* since then I only brake this way... always... even in new cars.
& hold the steering wheel tight with both hands.
It`s stored in my brain. :)
 
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Oh yes. I’ve got 4 Land Cruisers with manuals Peter but this is my first one without a brake booster.
 

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What are those instructions from?

In general, for me, the issue is getting the shoes to seat properly after they’ve been messed with. I leave them pretty tight (as mentioned earlier), drive a little with some hard breaking, then adjust down as necessary. “5 notches” is a lot especially from “drags lightly.” I’m guessing 5 clicks on each cylinder means 10 total per wheel which means no brakes.

Disclaimer: Where I drive with my 40 (and hopefully eventually 45) I don’t need disk-brake performance. And you’ve been in this cruiser world deeper than me, so YMMV for sure.
 
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Yeah after floating around the idea of fooling with converting to discs I realize I have 3 other Land Cruisers for that type driving. This one will be fine with the drums. Just gotta dial them in
 

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Got the fronts where they are audibly touching on both sides in the front.

Both rears spin freely

Rears still lock up.

I guess this is what I’ll work with. It does not pull in either direction. As long as I’m not slamming on the brakes it seems correct.

Heater hose is fixed

I guess I have to crawl under this damn thing and finish the Rust Converter treatment.

Nasty work.

Who was running for president when this old Goat got on the road?

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I spent way more time fixing the one bad one with I see, the wrong lense color, to toss it at This point but great to know.

Just send me a total on the tail lenses I’ll send a PayPal. Thank you!!
You have mail :D
 
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