broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

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broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby 1974 Vega GT » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Hello members of this site, this my first time here. I'm excited to here to interact with other Vega, Monza drivers and others.
I have a stock rear end on my 74 Vega. I have tried everything gone everywhere looking for replacements or maybe something used. The noise when stopping and annoying let alone unsafe. Can someone please advise or help. Thanks in advance
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:49 am

I'm having difficulty understanding exactly what you are describing, a picture would help. Posting a picture here isn't easy for a new poster because it has to be no larger than 256K. If you don't have a way to change the size you can send it to me and I will post it in this thread, my email is dick.baumhauer@gmail.com

We want to help you in making your car safe to drive.

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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby monzaaddict » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:19 pm

He needs new adjusters and the adjusting tool. The parts are discontinued. The tool is below. The adjusters listed have no picture. I believe they are correct. The fitment chart indicates they fit a 75 monza (same as vega) but not 76 and up monza which is correct but I would contact the seller for a picture or other confirmation.

KD-Tools-2307
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KD-Tools-2307- ... SwwzhZQvzf

raybestos h2558
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Drum-Brake-Sel ... xy86RSZERh

raybestos h2559
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Drum-Brake-Sel ... xy86RSZERh
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby 1974 Vega GT » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Hello everyone, and apologizes for not a responding sooner. I took the car LES SCHWAB. They give FREE brake inspections. This is what they found."On test drive noticed brake pedal is low and parking brake is out of adjustment. Upon inspection of the brakes found rear drums are out of adjustment. But the brake adjuster is broken on both sides, due to rear brakes being out of adjustment. The front brakes are being overworked and are squeaking. Rear brake adjusters are RECOMMENDED to be replaced so the brakes can be properly adjusted and then the front brake squeak can be addressed. Rear brake adjusters are no longer available through our vendors" Hopefully this helps ? I can possibly take a picture and post it so you can see the part that's broken.

Thanks, Dick for help, if I can't post it on this site I'll email you, Michael :D
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:59 am

Just so you are aware Michael, my computer will be down for a week starting Wednesday evening. If you email the picture to me it may not be posted here right away but it will be after things are back to normal next week.

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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby monzaaddict » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:26 pm

Well you missed out on the adjusters on ebay, One appears to be available here. https://www.iaccamalls.xyz/drums-hardwa ... 22069.html
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby 1974 Vega GT » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:45 pm

No problem, I can wait till your back in action. I really appreciate the help. Just want to take care of this issue the correct way, hopefully the first time. :th:
My Vega is 1974 GT hatchback. all stock w/bbl excellent running condition. I ran across it last rear. Bought it from the original owner at a unbelievable price. I want to leave this one stock. I've been modifying Vegas for years but over the years never got too involved with the rear end and braking system. Hopefully one day I can make that transition with the BIG BOY'S to the posse world :shock: and do it right.
thanks for the time, have a good one
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby 1974 Vega GT » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 pm

thanks for the info, just being a little patient making sure I get the right part. Dick is also working with me concerning this issue.
thanks, for the help
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby monzaaddict » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:31 am

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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:07 am

I've asked some Cosworth owners to check their inventory for '75 brake parts since they are the same as the '74 Vega's. Michael, where are you located?

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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby 1974 Vega GT » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Hello Dick, I have some good news. Your H-Body site lit a fire under me :bang: With some help of a friend were I currently live, I was able to locate both the Right and Left Hand Parking Brake Lever Strut. part no. for right side # 3982230 left # 3982229 I found these in "New" condition, what a added surprise ? I want to thank everyone for being patient with me and doing the research with me. I really appreciate it.
Hey Dick, I live in Sacramento, Ca. and you sure have a nice looking Monza :th: take care Michael
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 pm

I'm back, did you get all the parts you were looking for?

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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby 1974 Vega GT » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:19 pm

Hi Dick, I posting a reply to you concerning everything in the last few days. Did you get it ? I explained everything. Let me know if I should post it again. Michael
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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:33 am

I saw your last post, didn't realize it took care of your problem, that's great.

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Re: broken rear brake tabs adjuster on 74 vega

Postby mikebrow74 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:36 pm

Michael,

I'm close to you in Elk Grove. I have a 78 Monza Spyder that I am restoring and just acquired a 1977 Buick Sky Hawk parts car. I have a good mechanical knowledge on these H-Bodies and can help you with your car. Keep me as a local resource. I have a shop with a lift if you need it.

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