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Old 31st December 2014, 09:20
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Hi I have a 1972 VAS the brakes are TK. I pulled them apart (both sides).
Not sure which way around the kidney shaped plates go around. They have crosses like a plus symbol on them. Not sure which way around the plates go. I guess the crosses are there for assembly. Thanks for any help.
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Old 31st December 2014, 09:55
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I'll get back to you - I need to refer to a manual (memory not good enough).
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Old 31st December 2014, 20:22
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I'll get back to you - I need to refer to a manual (memory not good enough).
Thanks, I dont really deserve help though. Broke rule one, always sketch, photograph, or note before ripping apart.
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Old 31st December 2014, 20:43
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I've actually got the manual to hand now, but I'm trying to 'get ahead' on other internet forums. It will probably be tonight . . .
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Old 31st December 2014, 21:15
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With the manual in front of me, and having read through the instructions, I'm not sure what you mean by kidney-shaped plates.

Unfortunately, although there are illustrations I cannot immediately reproduce these - though I have an idea as to how I can do this using a different computer.

Have you any photographs of the parts that puzzle you?
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Old 31st December 2014, 23:22
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There are 4 plates in total they are in pairs and fit on the bottom of the leading and trailing shoes, go from the shoes to a centre pivot. They will fit both ways but have different profiles. The cross is on one end of the plates and I am guessing the cross goes to the centre pivot bolt because the other end will swing right around the brake shoe, not so the other way around. But there is no reason for it to swing all the way around anyway as the shoes dont move much.
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Old 31st December 2014, 23:44
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See part of cross on trailing shoe.
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This computer is brand new and has Windows 8 - which I am struggling to work.

Attached (might be) the illustration from the manual.

If this doesn't work I will try something different.
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Old 1st January 2015, 01:37
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This computer is brand new and has Windows 8 - which I am struggling to work.

Attached (might be) the illustration from the manual.

If this doesn't work I will try something different.
This one is a bit different, what does the text say about the plates please? and thanks for help so far. I have put it back how I think it go but I am not sure it assembies perfectly the other way although the shoes are in a different position. The plates are different profiles when turned and the machining on the ends is different.
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