Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1992 Mustang Rear Drum Brakes

If your Mustang has sat for a really long time or if you swapped rear ends from another car it's best to check the rear brakes condition and road worthiness.

The rear end in my car is from a 1992 GT mustang. This car has been sitting for many years, so I popped off the rear drums and inspected them.

It's a good thing I did Here is what I found.

Upon closer inspection the both wheel cylinder seals on both sides of the car were dry rotted. This meant tearing the whole system apart and since I was doing that it seemed logical to replace everything. 

On one side a brake bad was cracked

While I was inside and had things apart I decided to clean some parts up and add high temp paint. 

Now putting things together can be tricky on the last spring, but I have a tick to help out with that.

The last piece is the adjuster stop and it has a tendency to pop out when trying to install the last spring. My cure for this is to take a 1/4 inch socket out of a 1/4 inch drive socket set and shove it the hole that the stop is hooked in this will hold the piece from popping out as you work on getting the last spring hooked on it. 

Since I have much wider and bigger wheels than I had from factory now. I grabbed these park brake cable guide brackets off a newer mustang in the junkyard. I cleaned then up and Plasticoat dipped them. 

I have no glass or interior in the car right now, so she is riding a little high. 

I was already going into the rear of this car since this is what was left of my original park brake. 

I now have a functional park brake.