I have a set of small drum AC repop brakes bought several years ago and would like to change them from cable operated to brake rod operated. Has anyone done this and how. Looks like I could take a clevis end and reform it to fit around the brake part and drill then for a pen. I have a brake rod equalizer and will use it.
Can you post a picture of the top of your brake arm?
I use a cable on my original ACs, but there is a bolt hole near the end of the arm that could be drilled larger to take a clevis and pin if I so desired.
Nothing wrong with cable. If you Google MTFCA; AC brakes you should get a lot of info on what and how people have hooked them up. If the arms are like the one Mark shows then there's a chance they are original not repo's.
Here are some pics of my equalizer/cable setup. There was some initial concern expressed about the long U-shaped bracket bolted to the bottom of the equalizer, but it has held up fine in over two years and 2000 miles of regular driving.
Thanks to all, my brake arm is different from the above, a fat solid piece with a hole for the cable and setscrew
Hey Jim, Rich Baughman (916-652-7827) makes a solid rod linkage kit that you can just bolt right on.
Just installed some of Rich's.
Rich's are great and you do not have to drill any holes to mount them.