I’ve had the Jeep up on stands this weekend, hugely productive. Started as just a deep clean after a muddy trip, ended with trans fluid and filter, transfer case fluid and a new speedo drive, tidied up some minor surface rust etc and noticed the rear shoes needed doing so that too (PO left me a great selection of spares)
However, the PO must’ve had similar difficulties as described here, because I’m just flat out missing the adjuster mechanism...
Normally I go through vehicles in detail when I get them, but this Jeep has impressed me so much I got complacent and spent most weekends in it, rather than under it. Good lesson for me!!
Anyway, while I track down some parts and wait for their arrival, how does the adjuster actually work? Does the arm pull up every time the drums are expanded, but only when the shoes are warn enough does it allow enough travel to rotate the star?
I like to think I get the other concepts, still putting concepts into practice though, I’ve only had one other car with drums. My ‘72 Mercedes was discs all round!