Great thread title. You get points for that. You lose points for not doing the adjustment.
I just did the drum brakes on wifey's POS Cruiser. It should be illegal to sell a new car with drum brakes in the 21'st century. Really.I just did the rear drum brakes in my pickup and had to change a couple axle seals and a wheel bearing and its case(b/c the damned thing spun in the case). I didn't adjust the brakes after I was done because I am a moron, but I did bleed the hell out of them. When I went to drive away the brake went straight to the floor, but I was able to stop. What a weird feeling. I've never felt that one before. I had to adjust the brakes a couple more times to get the things to work correctly.
I had my old man pump the brakes like a money and I crack the bleeder so it is good now.
Just wanted to share a somewhat usefull story with the cautionary note to adjust the drums before driving away if you do drum brakes.
That's just an indication that you've been around long enough to realize that shit happens.A couple of Aprils ago when I started the SL up after extensive mechanical work...including full brakes and trani removal....I moved my other two vehicles out of the driveway first.
Just in case.