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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:06 pm

The lug nuts take a 1.5" socket or tire tool. They spin real easy once they are loose.
I will take a picture of and measure the spindle when home later today.
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:12 pm

I had a few snap on my 73 270 that I used to have. Luckily local Truck Parts place had them.
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:12 am

I just looked up the torque specs for M500 chassis Lugnuts... 450-500 ft lbs! :shock:

Also - here is a pic of the spindle with measurments as made by me with a square and straight edge.
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby rcb on Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:25 am

Thanks! I greatly appreciate it.

450 to 500 foot pounds! Better start carrying one long tire iron! LOL.
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:09 am

Guess i'll be breaking out my 3/4 impact gun.
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:11 am

77Travco wrote:Well, I finally started working on my brake issue. The rear brakes seemed non-existent and I had a wheel cylinder leaking on the drivers side.
It was a real pain to bust loose the lugnuts with the factory tire tools. It is definetely not a job for light weights. (pun intended... I weigh 230 lbs) I had to use my entire body weight to loosen those lugs. ;)
Once I got the wheels off, it was apparent that the rear brakes haven't been making proper contact with the drums for some time. I pulled both wheel cylinders and took them down to my local NAPA. Mine are the 1 3/8" versions which cost $27 a piece. They had to order them from Houston and all parts will be here sometime this week. I also ordered a wheel bearing seal that turned out to cost $29 !
Wheel cylinder part numbers are:
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33654 (1 3/8" Upper or Lower)
33390 (1 1/2" Upper or Lower)
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UP 37279 (1 3/8" Upper or Lower)
UP 28661 (1 1/2" Upper or Lower)


The wheel seal is part # 48811-C1 This is for a Spicer 70HD rear axle in a M500 chassis.


What brand part# is that seal ?
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:53 pm

Wheel seal that came out had part # 48811-C1 on it. NAPA gave me part # SKF 33136. I also found seal part # SKF 33136 on Rockauto.com.
I know for a fact that the NAPA part fits because I installed one on the drivers side... I hope to get the Rockauto part in the mail today or tomorrow.
The NAPA cost me $29... I found a "closeout" seal on Rockauto for $6 but they have more for $20. The Napa seal was made in USA... not sure about the other one yet.
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:07 pm

Acesneights wrote:Guess i'll be breaking out my 3/4 impact gun.


Yeppers... you're gonna need it! :D
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby 77Travco on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:25 am

well, I got everything on the passenger side back together tonight. Here is my lugnut technique, I stand on a ladder and put it to them!
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Re: Rear brake work on my 270

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:39 pm

Done that a few times.
Hey I'm in a jam. I got mine ripped apart too. Were both your upper and lower wheel cyls the same ?
Both my upper and lower are 1 3/8 bore but the outside casting looks a little different. Which part # was right for you and did it fit upper and lower ?
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