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  • BAD BRAKE JOB!!

    Last Wednesday I got a cute little '30 coupe that came from Vegas area a few months ago that the owner was complaining about the lack of brakes and running badly and wanted to get it fixed. So, while taking off the brakes to send to Randy Gross to have him do his magic I noticed something strange.

    The right side brake rods were all the correct length, but the left side had the correct front and a way wrong rear. As you will see from the pictures, someone assembled the left rear backing plate wrong on the service brake concentric which placed it about 4in forward and cut the brake rod off to fit!

    Now, think about this....since the brake needs to pivot forward when brakes are applied, this arc of the concentric had no where to go but pull the rod and concentric straight, effectively stopping ALL the other rods from pulling their respective pivots to apply the brakes, stopping all brake action.

    I don't know who did the original build on this, but they turned a perfectly good Model A into a death trap!

    Needless to say, it will be properly fixed before it leaves my driveway, but driving a car like this would scare the hell outa me.

    It also has a Nurex distributor which I will be rebuilding back to stock. It's a wonder it ran at all.


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    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

  • #2
    They’ve got the right man on the job to fix this!
    Thanks for sharing Wiz.
    Jeff
    Twiss Collector Car Parts

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    • #3
      I stopped being surprised at the stupid stuff people do to try and fix things years ago. The stuff some people do should be criminal, wait a minute, it is.
      Nice to see its being fixed before someone innocent gets hurt.

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      • #4
        After you wire things together with bailing wire to get it home you have to remember to fix it correctly "if" you get it home. Messing with brakes is just plain STUPID! Well as that great philosopher Forest Gump said, "Stupid is as stupid does...." Chap

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        • #5
          Where does on find Randy's info?

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          • #6
            Randy Gross
            714-292-8660
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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            • #7
              REAL Baling wire is nifty, soft & winds up tight.
              Dad Pliers

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