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Old June 13th, 2020, 04:58 PM
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Default Brake part question

Taking apart the rear brakes and ran into some damage on a part--and because I only know enough about brakes hurt myself I thought I'd better ask just to be sure.

Part # 6 on the diagram: "Anchor Pin washer"

Left rear had rotated so the brake shoe metal was mashing it--and it had actually been able to rotate out of place so the tab was above the shoe--though it looks on the part like it's been rubbing on the drum,I don't see a corresponding mark on the drum so possibly the full rotation happened while I was fiddling.

I can just flip it (after a deburr) so the good bits are at the top instead of the bad---and I assume this part doesn't do a heck of a lot except help with the brake spring placement and and keeping any rubbing of the springs off the shoes a bit. However, I thought I'd better ask if it has some other important purpose for which that damage might be a bad thing.

If it is wise to replace it--source?

Any feedback?


Left damaged one top, right one bottom

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Old June 13th, 2020, 06:51 PM
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Memphis equipment has the parts, If it was me, I would replace it (Just my opinion). As someone who has had a complete brake failure on an M725, I make sure everything is 100%.


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Old June 13th, 2020, 08:04 PM
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It is just a guide plate for the brake shoes. You are only missing a corner and you still have the full length of that end of the plate. If you can weld the corner up and file it to shape, great. De-burr it at least and you could still use it. The fact that it is not any shorter than it was when it was new means it won't cause a failure of any kind as long as it is installed correctly. But since it is a brake part and all of us want the best condition brakes we could possibly have, I'd weld the corner up or replace it.

If you have trouble either finding a replacement or getting it welded up, send it to me and I will restore it for you and send it back same day. I would never charge to a do 4 second weld followed by a 3 minute clean up to shape. PM me if you want to do that.

EDIT: I just looked to see where you are... We are almost close enough to drive. My Aunt just moved out of Harvard ID. The mail would not take long at all...

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Old June 15th, 2020, 09:25 AM
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Default Thanks for the responses

It's easy for me to either do a weld build-up or make another from scratch as I have a full machine shop. My worry was that this little nothing part provided some magical benefit beyond the obvious so needed perfection.

Wish I had seen it before I ordered the replacement brake shoes etc from Memphis--oh well, at least I'll know better what to look for when I do the fronts.

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