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Old 06-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help! Brakes pull to left

Need help fast- I rebuilt the brake cylinder on the right rear of my roadster and now it literally dives to the left when braking hard. The brakes are Locheed post war 42-48 brakes with only the top adjustment cams. Long shoe is towards the front and short shoe towards the rear. This is the only cylinder that I worked on so the problem must lie with this wheel.

Please help before I crash
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Me thinks maybe the RRear ISN"T working??
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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You could have a leaky wheel cylinder.. which causes the brake to grab. Start by pulling the two front wheels and check them out.

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Old 06-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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Short shoe should be towards the front and longer shoe on the rear .
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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Bendix brakes have the long shoe in the rear but locheed brakes have them reversed.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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Have you bled the entire brake system of air ?
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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Pull the drums off both sides, and carefully check they are both sides the same. Usually if one side needs doing, so does the other side.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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I checked the front wheel cylinders and didn't see any leakage but I will pull the wheels to check it out, thanks
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:50 PM   #9
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Yes, I bled them several times and got all the air out.
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