Please note that the diagrams in the various manuals are not all that clear how the shoes and springs are fitted.
To the best of our knowledge these pictures show the correct arrangements.
(If you are at all unsure as to what you are doing, please seek professional advice.)
SWB 10" brakes...
You are looking at the off-side (driver's side for a RH drive vehicle, brake backplate for either the front or rear axle.
NOTE the adjuster cam always faces the front of the vehicle, same for both sides of the vehicle.
(note this is the early S2 backplate with the shoe steady posts)
This shows the general layout of the 10" brakes, the front axle is just the same (except the bore of the wheel cylinders is slightly larger at 1.25"). The cylinders are "handed" and note the tail on the "banjo" ring on the bottom anchor plate faces to the rear.
This is the off-side rear wheel cylinder. The brake hydraulic input pipe should face the rear of the vehicle to allow for a more natural bend in the pipes.
This is contrary to what is shown in the manuals and parts book.
I believe that at some point in the past someone has mistaken the near & off-side part numbers and transposed them.
These pics show exactly how the top spring is located. Note it clears under the snail cam adjuster and should not touch or be connected to the adjuster... If the spring is bent or distorted, replace it.LWB 11" brakes
The front and rear brakes are different.11" LWB rear brakes
This is how the springs fit on the rear brake shoes.
BUT NOTE that the springs go on the inside of the shoes in the same way as they do in the 10" setup.
Once again all the manuals are misleading on this point!11" LWB front brakesNote only one wheel cylinder is shown and that they are "handed".
And you will find this link to TeriAnn's very useful.... LWB brakesAdjuster KitsThis picture shows the assembly for SWB brakes.
We are still building this information section and I hope to add to it as and when....
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