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My rear drums on the 74 are driving me crazy--Help

I have a 74 EB and I started on the rear brakes about 1.5 weeks ago and it has been nothing but problems. I changed everything in the brakes--springs, self adjusters, wheels cylinders, drums and shoes. I bled the system with a pump-up system. I go and hit the brakes and the right rear cylinder comes apart--like it extended too far or something. Of course brake fluid shot out everywhere and ruined the shoes. I went to NAPA and got some good wheel cylinders and shoes. I was thinking the cheapo parts house cylinders were the problem. Well I install the Napa stuff today and drive it around the block and the same thing happens except it's on the left rear--yep the cylinder extended too far. Before I bled the system I made triple sure everything was like it is supposed to be and it still messed up. BTW, I have the big bearing 9" with the big brakes. I do not have the emergency brake hooked up on either side could that have anything to do with it?? Does anyone have any suggestions? I really hate to take it somewhere and pay 200 bucks for new rear brakes but I'm at my limits on what to do next.

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Re: My rear drums on the 74 are driving me crazy--Help

disc swap, disc swap! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

are you sure you got the right diameter drums? if they're too big, well, you know what will happen [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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I'm putting discs on the front. I put this same post on classicbroncos.com and a guy said something about 4 slotted pins that fit into the wheel cylinders (2 per cylinder.) Sure enough I went out there and looked at my old cylinderss and these little pins were still in them. I had no idea I had to put the ones from the old cylinders into the new ones. I'm such a idiot---Live and learn I guess. I've been dealing with this problem going on 2 weeks now.

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Front discs are just around the corner. Warn shafts and ctms are coming in August [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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doh! so when is it going to be ready to bring over here to Cass? I just watched the Extreme 4x4 show on Travel Channel and I'm pumped, I've gotta get up there and see the sights... I didnt figure there was much mud at the base of the Ozarks but it was sucking down 44's so I guess there is! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
(yes, of course there are plenty of rocks too [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] )
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Cass---probably not anytime soon. To tell you the truth I'm not sure if this thing will be ready until this time next year. I still have to--1)front disc brakes 2)power disc brakes 3)4.88 gears w/electrac up front and a detroit in the rear 4)power steering 5)front & rear warn axles and ctms 6)5.5" lift and 2"body 5)37"-38"tsls or boggers 7)beadlocks 7)new engine---mine is so tired. That is probably the order I will be going in.

Too much work and not enough time.

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