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Old 06-15-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Adjusting brakes..what tool?

Usually my mechanic checks the brakes, but i wanted to try it myself. I've adjusted auto drum brakes before so I know the process. I have a large selection of tools. But I don't have anything that'll work here to reach into the adjuster. what am I missing?? My old spoon adjuster hits the axles.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Some call it a "brake spoon"

https://www.google.com/#q=brake+spoon

I have uses a wide flat blade screw driver.
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I used a long screwdriver, just had to find right angle.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #4
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I had a old screwdriver that i bent to use just for adjusting drum brakes
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
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Here are a few that I have.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:46 PM   #6
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Here are a few that I have.
That is quite the collection of spoons!
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That is quite the collection of spoons!
Just the ones I could lay my hands on quickly. Have at least that many more in various other hiding places.
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That is quite the collection of spoons!
He doesn't know how to use them tho.
Frankie had to tell him what they are and for.

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I only have about 5/8" from the axle to the back of the drum. OC, I have a spoon like the third one from the left. It won't fit, not even close. I think I'm gonna have to custom make one. Heck it's even tough getting the plug out!
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I only have about 5/8" from the axle to the back of the drum. OC, I have a spoon like the third one from the left. It won't fit, not even close. I think I'm gonna have to custom make one. Heck it's even tough getting the plug out!
Need one like the 2nd from the left.
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