Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

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Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #1 by Butch71 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:50 am

I am trying to convert/upgrade my 62 Falcon 144CI engine to self-adjusting brakes. The brakes are 9".

Anyone out there recommend a vendor for the brake self-adjusting kits and what Part numbers?


Interested in anyone else has done this to their '62 Falcon.

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Re: Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #2 by B RON CO » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:09 pm

Hi, I've been driving drum brakes for a long time. I usually take the self adjuster stuff off. I find it easier to adjust the brakes every so often and I never have any trouble unwinding to get the drums off. Good luck
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Re: Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #3 by Butch71 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:28 pm

Good for for you. I am 71 and looking for easier way to self adjust rather then the way I did when I was 35 yrs old and on my 70 Dodge swinger or 67 Mustang. Those were the days.
I'm just a retired Navy Viet-Nam vet and not at limber as I once was. Jacking the wheels up and then spinning them while you use your adjustment wrench in those adjustment holes
sounds like more work then I care to do. I've been there and done that........

I know there are kits out there to be had and just finding the right part numbers is what I am interested ergo this post. Wagner makes them and a few others. I think MACS has them but they
are moving to TITUSVILLE FL and all there stock is off the shelf in there old store in NY on the move to FL. Was looking for some good Part numbers was the reason for this post.


B RON CO wrote:Hi, I've been driving drum brakes for a long time. I usually take the self adjuster stuff off. I find it easier to adjust the brakes every so often and I never have any trouble unwinding to get the drums off. Good luck

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Re: Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:44 pm

:hmmm: I don't remember ever seeing the self adjusting brakes on the earlier model Falcons i.e. pre 1963. It might be possible to adapte the later model brake parts to your 1962 though. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #5 by Butch71 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:09 am

You are correct. Starting with the '63 falcons, self adjusting brakes was standard item. I am trying to upgrade to self adjusting brakes. There are repair kits out there at various classic parts stores that
stock these items. Only issue is verifying their claims of compatibility.



bubba22349 wrote::hmmm: I don't remember ever seeing the self adjusting brakes on the earlier model Falcons i.e. pre 1963. It might be possible to adapte the later model brake parts to your 1962 though. Good luck :nod:

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Re: Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #6 by bubba22349 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:40 pm

:hmmm: Ok then you can try Motorcraft part # BRAK-2515 this is the self adjuster repair kit for the right side rear listed as fitting 1965 to 1970 Ford Falcon's with 9 inch drum brakes, it should fit on one side of the front too. I am pertty sure it's going to fit the early year Falcons also since the same brake shoe part numbers are used for the 1960 to 1970 Falcon's with inline six'es and using the 9 inch drum brakes. I don't have the left side part number and no longer have my parts books handy to look them up. If you have a good parts house near you they can probally look them up and cross reference them. Good luck in the hunt :nod:
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Re: Manual to self adjusting brakes 62 Falcon

Post #7 by jamyers » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:41 pm

I added self-adjusters to my '62 Ranchero several years ago, no worries!

Just get the parts for a '63, and add them in. It's a straight bolt in affair.

Edit: did some looking, here's a 10-yr-old thread (!!!) discussing some possible issues pointers.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=33161&hilit=Brake+adjusters.
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