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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.