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Early GM's Maintenance Tip
« on: June 18, 2013, 07:38:04 PM »
If you have an early GM (4104 or older) with the hand brake assembly still operational, here's a tip.  If your shield assembly that goes over the parking brake drum is missing (how many know that there ever was one there?) I highly recommend that you install one.  Most have long since been discarded but there is a good reason GM put them on there.  Nuts, bolts, rocks, whatever can get between the shoes and drum and really cause a problem (don't ask me how I know) and even start a fire.  Here are before and after pictures of one I installed on my Silverside, GM part no. 2229479.  Good luck finding one, but it's possible to make one if you're handy.  HTH

Mark
'81 Eagle 15/45, NO MORE
'47 GM PD3751-438, NO MORE
'65 Crown Atomic, NO MORE
Vancouver, WA USA