brake anchor

A steel stud or pin upon which one end of the brake shoes is either attached to or rests against. The anchor is firmly affixed to the backing plate.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • anchor — [1] A mounting point on the vehicle frame or unibody for a non structural but stressed component, such as a seat or seat belt. [2] The stationary portion of a leading/trailing drum brake on which the heels of the brake shoes ride. Also see belt… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anchor pin — The stationary portion of a duo servo drum brake on which the tops of the brake shoes rest. The secondary shoe bears against the anchor pin when the brakes are applied and the vehicle is moving forward. Conversely, when the vehicle is backing up… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Brake — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brake — Synonyms and related words: arrest, backpedal, backwater, bar, bearing rein, bit, block, boscage, bosket, bring to, bring up short, canebrake, ceja, chain, chamisal, chaparral, check, checkmate, checkrein, chock, clip the wings, clog, constraint …   Moby Thesaurus

  • anchor plate — The stationary portion of a leading/trailing drum brake on which the heels of the brake shoes ride. Also see caliper mounting bracket …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake shoe heel — That end of the brake shoe closest to the anchor bolt or pin …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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