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...I drove it long enough Sunday for the pressure to build up tight enough to where the rear wouldn't even release when I pulled on the pedal AND the lights wouldn't go out...
I don't get it. One set of shoes and a tire was destroyed from overheating:

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My good neighbor across the street is having a new problem on his newly acquired '64 hardtop.

After he drives his car for short time, the right rear brakes start locking up. He has disconnected the parking brake system to eliminate that as possibly being a reason for the sticking. He's replaced the shoes, wheel cylinder, and bled what seems like a gallon of brake fluid through the rear brake system.

The shoes & rear wheel get so hot he's even had the right rear (old??) tire blow out!! He stated you couldn't even touch that wheel it gets so hot from the brakes sticking.

He had to replace the rear brakes shoes again since this started because on another weekend in which he & another neighbor torn into this problem the brake linings simply cracked & fell apart in pieces when they removed the drum. They had gotten that hot again and broken down!!.
Why destroy another set and possibly warp the drum or cause further damage? Stop driving it until you get a new master cylinder installed and adjusted properly. - Dave
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I wasn't the one who did the damage to it the first time around. You can tell when the brake starts causing trouble, and for the most part you can make it release. That was the first time it has locked up on me, and I was already back in my driveway so no harm done. But it is parked until I can be home long enough to replace it.
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Just ordered a master cylinder rebuild kit from macsautoparts.com ... Stay tuned for an update!
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Dylan, I am particularly interested in how you adjust the booster's adjustment rod, explained in the shop manual (Section 10-2, Push Rod Adjustment). Let us know when you get to this step. - Dave
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Can someone get me a link to this? I can't seem to find it. I'm New, I don't know what to do!!
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A link to what? Nobody referenced a link. Have you got a shop manual for your car?
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Oh I thought you were talking about a electronic version that may have been here in the forum somewhere. But no I do not have the manual yet.
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...But no I do not have the manual yet.
Steve referenced the manual back in post #5. I reference the manual as well. Buy a manual. This site is a kind of supplement to the manual. Most everything you need to know about your car is covered in the manual except for 'improvements' that have culminated over the years. Even so, 90% of what you need to know is illustrated and written in the book.

Shop Manuals are cheap and very available at most vendors. If you need something in the manual clarified, we are glad to help. - Dave
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I've glanced at a few parts stores lately to see if they had one in stock but I will get more serious about finding one now that I am about to be back home working on the car for awhile. Thanks everyone.
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With classic cars comes classic car parts vendors. Your neighborhood auto parts store wouldn't sell one of these in a year, so they don't stock them.


This is the 396 Page manual you need for your '64 T-bird. Look in our list of vendors and simply pick one. They all have this book. OR, click on the picture and see the link (where I got this picture) at Mac's. They want $35.00. Maybe another vendor has them on sale, check it out. - Dave
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