When lining wear has reached the point where the pedal travel becomes excessive, it is necessary to adjust the brake shoes in closer relation to the drum. This point should be checked every 3,000 miles (5.000km).
Proceed as follows:-
Jack up each wheel in turn. On the back face of the brake anchor plate, will be found a hexagon adjustment bolt, which operates a snail can bearing on the leading shoe. Only one of these is fitted to each wheel brake unit, thereby providing single-point adjustment. Spin the wheel and rotate the adjuster bolt until the brake shoe contacts the drum, then ease the adjuster until the wheel again rotates freely. Repeat for the other three wheels.
Each shoe is independently set by means of an adjuster operating through a serrated snail cam.
(1) With the vehicle jacked up, ensure that the wheels rotate freely; slacken off the adjusters if necessary by turning anti-clockwise.
(2) Turn the adjuster for each shoe clockwise until the shoe just brushes the drum, then slacken off two serrations.
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