by Phil Allen
To prevent seizure of the Girling rear brake adjuster, it is recommended that at least annually, the rear brake adjuster bolt be rotated out and lubricated with an anti-seize compound, after which, the brakes should be re-adjusted as per the factory repair manual. At normal chassis service intervals, (i.e. lube, oil, filter), smear anti-seize compound on the the exposed thread area to prevent ingress of water. If correct and free, the adjuster can be left riding over the flats of the “pyramidal” adjusting cone and will self-center between the cam lobes. Removal of the rear brake drums annually for brake condition inspection is good preventive maintenance and recommended.