I couldn't buy the spring that goes on the brake bar/adjuster bar so I made one by cutting the one inside my old wheel cylinder in half and adjusting it to fit properly. seems to work.
I did both sides and I never found out where those oblong rubber pieces went so I left them out. I also had some horseshoe shaped clips that came in my spring/hardware kit but the other side didn't seem to have them either, I think they go on the ebrake adjuster? anyway, seemed to be ok without it so I didn't put them on, I also got little washers in my adjuster cable kit but couldn't figure out where those go either so left them off.
I'm kinda uneasy about these extra parts so could someone who knows let me know what those parts are for before I start driving the truck around and ruin things?
also, might be hard to explain so I might go take photos tomorrow but I'll try...
the red spring holding the bottom of the front shoe to the parking brake adjuster...I installed it by threading it through the front shoe and having the end of it put pressure against the backside of the shoe much like the top two springs mount (on the shorter hook shaped end that goes in behind the shoe) but when I checked on the opposite wheel it was all loose and the spring was mounted only hooking through the front, I tried to do it that way but it wouldn't stay in so I did it the other way. Obviously this ads more tension on the spring so is that bad?
hopefully someone has an answer or suggestion/insight.
1986 Ranger. 2.3L 5 speed manual.