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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

Working on my brakes this last week I come across this issue that I couldn't find much info on, so thought I would share it.
The rear brake shoes on my 79 had the E-brake lever riveted on to them instead of using the standard clip.
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Shouldn't be mush of a problem, but the rivets actually have a shoulder on them with the levers having a larger hole than a standard clipped on lever
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No luck finding a piece of tubing to make a shim, so I ended up center drilling out the old rivets, grinding them down, and using them to sleeve the new pins.
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Seemed to work well. One question, of the 3 possible places you could put the wavy washer, is this the correct 1? (Between the shoe and the lever)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

Nice work!, especially the redrilling to make a sleeve, I would have called the FLAPS myself for some fresh pins.

The wavy washer is best under the head of the pin, it keeps the lever pressed against the shoe and prevents rattles, lots of Never-seeze on all the moving joints of course. Leave the washer where it is until you are in there next time, it won't make a whole lot of difference as is.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

rebuilt shoes often are often presented with a pounded rivet instead of a horse shoe. Nice work.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

Just wanted to say thanks for this post. My worn out shoes are riveted as well. I now know I might have to make sleeves out of the old rivets.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

Hope it's ok to revive this thread...

I have shoes with the levers riveted on. I picked up new shoes and the pins with washer and clips. The holes were the same size, so I didn't need the 'shoulder' as discussed earlier, however the pin is considerably longer than the original rivet and when the clip is put on, it just barely stays on and I can see it falling off quite easily once things start moving. Do they make shorter pins that would tighten things up? Or is there some trick to make the clips stay put?
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

They make shorter ones.
Depending on how long they are you can use wave washers under the head of the pin or stack washers next to the clip.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

There are decent E clips at any serious hardware/fastener store too.
I would let the arm work directly against the shoe, but whatever provides
decent feel/bite at the handle is what matters most.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

Ok, so it is tension on the pin that keeps the clip in place. I'll try a washer or two.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

I just found this video that explains a 'C' clip, is is the same procedure for a 'horseshoe'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTDBcmRkbhM
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

The horse shoe ends need to be bent to stay on the pin.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dTDBcmRkbhM

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: E-Brake levers with rivets, Brake Shoes Reply with quote

Thanks for confirming, probably should have known that....
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