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1949 brake alignment
The front brakes keep on pulling to the right. All the parts (for the brake system) are renewed but the final alignment by the mechanic, doesn't get it properly done. Is there a special trick or equipment to get this done properly?
When braking I have to hold the steering wheel properly in my hands to keep the car driving straight forward
I hope someone can give us the answer to our problem.
with kind regards
There are several useful YouTube links on this topic. Here is an original era service training filmstrip on the brake adjustment process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBN-N3-lbAo
The special tool described in the filmstrip is an AMMCO 1750 brake gauge. You can still find them on eBaY but at a hefty price. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=ammco+brake+gauge&_sacat=0
I found one on Craigslist for much less and share it with my MoPar buddies on their early '40's Dodges. Here is a YouTube video showing the tool in use in modern times on an early '50's Plymouth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGRzUrQAqLQ
Looks like this guy on YouTube makes a simpler DIY kit that mimics what the special tool does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMkHgPXmt68
Hope some of this helps. These early MoPar drum brakes can be the source of much frustation. Good luck!