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Old 09-07-2015, 11:42 AM   #1499
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Happy Labor Day Mike,

It will probably be another week before I head north to the ranch and pick up the drive shaft and other parts from the machine shop/parts house. I will definitely let you know the part number for the parking brake shoes.

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Would you be willing to post the part number for the replacement shoes for the parking brake? I am needing to do mine also. Ive adjusted it underneath as far as I can but I can see the shoes and there isnt much left on the pads. Thank you, happy Labor Day

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Old 09-07-2015, 11:54 AM   #1500
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Ok Dean. Ill post here what Ive found for those shoes. Dont have my notes in front of me. It seems though that there may have been two different designs on the trans parking brake. (Nothing to do with the whole "autobrake stuff of later years". Im assuming that since our rigs are the same year that they may be the same though I have the Allison tranny. Mine does not have the hole in the back plate to access a star wheel adjustment. The drum is solid with no access to the internals. All adjustments (other than the thumb turn on the pull handle) are done with a series of of clevis and threaded rod. Im wondering if the internal parts such as the shoes are the same as the ones with the star wheel adjustment. I have found shoes, identified as "propeller shaft park brake". Ill post what Ive found.

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Old 09-07-2015, 12:21 PM   #1501
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When I dropped off the drive shaft at the shop, I asked the parts guy to order the parking brake shoes and the rear tranny seal as well. I usually bring in the old parts for the shop to match up with the new, but I hadn't taken the parking brake shoes off yet nor did I pull out the rear tranny seal.

He didn't have any problem finding the tranny seal so hopefully we get the correct one. He couldn't find the parking brake shoes, so I showed him the diagram in the Chevy Motor Home Manual with the part # 1155270. He found that and said that was it.

When I got home, I googled that part number and it showed a set of four shoes, two longer and two shorter, just like conventional shoes typically are. So we'll see what I get when I pick up the parts.

I don't think I have the whole in the backing plate for adjustment either. The diagram in the Chevy Motor Home Manual is more accurate then the diagram in the 1981 Chevy Truck Repair Manual that I have.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:23 PM   #1502
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Mike my parking brake did not have an access hole in the backing plate or drum to reach the star wheel. The book says there is supposed to be a knock out in the drum but I have two drums and neither has a knock out. There is a star wheel adjuster so I machined a slot in the backing plate and bought the rubber dust plug to keep the dirt out.

I'm really curious how your shoes are wearing. The brake is only applied when the vehicle is already stopped.There is little opportunity for wear unless of course you are doing some fancy performance driving using the hand brake.

The guys at my local driveline shop did find the shoes looking at the I.D. pictures in the back of an old Bendix book a few years ago and it was a fairly common shoe but I have slept since then and have no idea what it fit. If you have the shoes in hand they should be easy to identify..
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:28 PM   #1503
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Dean types faster then I do. If I remember correctly brake shoes and pads by law are sold per axle so if you both want new shoes you may have to by a set and split them.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:15 PM   #1504
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We'll see what I end up with. If I end up with a correct "extra" pair, they are yours Mike.

Mine have probably zero wear on them, but they are soft and falling apart from the many years of soaking in transmission fluid.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:14 PM   #1505
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Well the wear is a good question. I knew the PO, and I know of at least one instance when he drove several miles with the parking brake ON. (ummmmm, lets just say he was fond of the bottle) So who knows, luckily he didnt own the rig very long before I got it. I can see the edge of the shoes and there is some pad left. But without a park prawl? I just want to make sure that parking brake is strong as can be. I guess I notice it most when I level the rig on ramps and apply the brake. Theoretically there shouldnt be wear hardly at all on those pads I know. Whats the thickness of a common shoe, 1/4"- 5/16" of composite? Or there about. I can see that Ive got maybe an 1/8" left and not much adjustment left in the clevis yokes and rods.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:28 PM   #1506
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good info on the brake shoes, thanks, since I am about to enter a mechanical phase of my restoration. I have a pretty bad Transmission leak I need to chase down. Just like Dean's, I bet my shoes are soaked with transfluid as well.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:21 PM   #1507
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After working on the motor home for four years, the To Do Lists never seem to end, but at least they seem to be getting smaller...
Dean, that's a unique an interesting way of keeping notes on tasks for your coach. I just might give your method a try. Unfortunately I'll probably have to use a ream of paper to get started

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Old 09-07-2015, 06:15 PM   #1508
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Peter, I would bet if you have a tranny leak at the rear seal that your shoes are ruined just like mine.

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good info on the brake shoes, thanks, since I am about to enter a mechanical phase of my restoration. I have a pretty bad Transmission leak I need to chase down. Just like Dean's, I bet my shoes are soaked with transfluid as well.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:46 PM   #1509
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Brad, I go back and forth between a typical one task per line "task list" on paper and using the floor plan task list. One thing I've learned is not to put too many tasks on either. Sometimes I keep a master list with everything on it, but only put a manageable set on my "current" list. Too many items on one list becomes mentally overwhelming!

Using the floor plan task list helps me visualize what needs to be done and the effort. Being a software engineer, I've also tried the computer to manage my lists...there is nothing better then pen and paper!!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:47 AM   #1510
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Dean, I snapped a picture of my trans brake. This is why I'm curious about the possibility of two different styles. On mine there is no backing plate. I can reach inside the drum from the tranny side and feel around the springs , shoes, etc. this may be due to it being an Allison and not GM I don't know. But that's why I was curious about your set up, since it's the same year (but different tranny ). This difference may mean my shoes are different also, possibly different width. Thanks for your help as always. Much appreciate all the information you share .
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:55 AM   #1511
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Mike, your trans brake is completely different and I would bet also because of the different trannys.

Mine looks exactly like a common brake drum.
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Brad, I go back and forth between a typical one task per line "task list" on paper and using the floor plan task list. One thing I've learned is not to put too many tasks on either. Sometimes I keep a master list with everything on it, but only put a manageable set on my "current" list. Too many items on one list becomes mentally overwhelming!

Using the floor plan task list helps me visualize what needs to be done and the effort. Being a software engineer, I've also tried the computer to manage my lists...there is nothing better then pen and paper!!!
I know what you mean by overwhelming! I do use a spreadsheet to keep track of everything I'm doing but I still prefer pen & paper to keep track of individual tasks.

I'm going to try the floor plan approach a few times and see if that helps me organize a little better.

Thanks!

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