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Old 09-27-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default 1984 Marathon brakes

As is the case with most of the older carts my brakes aren't that good.Removed a drum to take a look at the shoes and they look pretty good,as a matter of fact it looked pretty clean in there.In my research on here about brakes i keep reading about the star adjuster wheel.Here are pics of my set up and i see no star wheel.Also only the rear shoe moves when the pedal is compressed.What gives with that?
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1984 Marathon brakes

Yes, older ezgo brakes suck. Check the drum for glazing. I took a dremel with a 40grit drum and sanded and ruffed it up good. worked better after that.
I tried finding after market brakes for my old 88. no such thing. I ended up selling it and getting a cart that had 4 way hydrolic drum brakes. Also keep stock wheels on it. going bigger will only make it worse.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1984 Marathon brakes

Your brakes are not adjusted properly, I can tell that from the pics. You dont have a star wheel on your cart, you have an excentric, thats the adjuster at the top of the brake backing plate.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1984 Marathon brakes

88 brake shoes are still made no need to hunt for them. Even if they were the industrial pads, those are still made.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1984 Marathon brakes

After i went back to put the drum back on i looked at the set up better and realized that the threaded rod with square end on the outside of backing plate was an adjuster,after cleaning the shoes and drum with sandpaper i put it back together and adjusted both brakes and it does stop better.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1984 Marathon brakes

Yes, brake shoes are still available. I was talking about upgrading to disk brakes for the front. I got some steep hills to come down, and I had a lift with 22 inch tires. could not stop that thing at all Finally sold it to flat lander.
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