Superflyers wrote:So with your 215K on your Datsun, and haven't changed rear brakes yet, then maybe I shouldn't worry so much about my 120K?
I bought the truck with 190K miles on it and I'm sure they were changed before I got it. It stops well now and I don't hear any noise coming from the rear drums, so I just drive it.
Superflyers wrote:I was very curious about taking it apart and inspect it, also the parking brake is not very effective, so maybe there is away to tighten it up without doing a major overhaul.
The parking brake has an adjustment. Look under the truck on the passenger side. You should see a cable and a threaded rod. Just a few turns should help. Then test it on a hill. Keep tightening until it holds. Just not too much.
If it doesn't seem obvious to you how to tighten it then I guess I can get out my Factory Service Manual and have a look to help explain it.