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Need to lengthen the rod length between the brake master cylinder (1967 4 wheel drum brakes, manual). I know adjustable length push rods are sold because I purchased one 3 years ago for another car. However, I cannot find a listing in the NPD catalog. Is this a part sold through the mustang catalogs or do I need to buy it from a specialty brake manufacturer, like SSBC or Master Power Brakes?

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You can make one for about 3 bucks by using a bolt, coupling nut, and locking nut. Chuck up the bolt in a drill and round off the head. Cut off your old rod, thread it, and assemble as shown.

http://midnightdsigns.com/james/images/AdjustRod.jpg
 

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JamesWnew said:
You can make one for about 3 bucks by using a bolt, coupling nut, and locking nut. Chuck up the bolt in a drill and round off the head. Cut off your old rod, thread it, and assemble as shown.

http://midnightdsigns.com/james/images/AdjustRod.jpg
And that might cost $10. Screw mustangs plus!
 

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Mustangs Plus $38.95. Viginia Classic Mustang Parts, $34.95. Cost of a bolt, nut and coupling nut $3. I think I'll make one. Thanks for the example photos.
 

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Why not cut your old one in suitable lengths then thread both of the cut ends. You would only have to buy the coupler and save the cost of the bolt.
 

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The bolt keeps the end from adjusting itself once installed. I'd go ahead and spend the nickel.
 

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Isn't it actually the Nut that keeps it from moving?

Any possible problems from not having the little clip that holds the pushrod in place? Could it pop out of there?
 

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I agree with Mark. The nut is the locking feature that keeps the ass'y from backing off. While on the subject the shop manual gives the correct dimension for rod length and also shows how to make a gage to adjust the rod to the proper length. If it is too long you drive around with some pressure on your brakes all the time. Too short and you will have excessive pedal free travel before brakes are applied.
 
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