Originally Posted by steven2themax
I am about to put my '73 on blocks to replace the shocks (completely worthless) the brakes are not strong enough to lock up the wheels when testing the brake controller so I assume I'm going to need to take that all apart. Where is the best source of info on going through brakes? Seemed to find a lot of misc info so far. A video would be great :-)
Some of the original brake parts are no longer available for your trailer, unless they were updated.
The magnets on the original brakes are round, and the new style brakes have oval magnets.
Replacing the complete backing plates, costs less money than the magnets and shoes.
Also, while you at it, repack the bearings and change the grease seals to the double lip type that also have a spring in them.
Changing backing plates, is an easy task.