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Chris Haynes 04-29-2019 06:27 PM

Brake Shoe Arching LA/San Fernando Valley
 

I had my shoes relined by Valley Friction in North Hollywood. But due to Haz Mat laws they can't arch them. Is the anyone in the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles area who has a arching grinder?

Talkwrench 04-29-2019 06:50 PM

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If they measured for the correct linings / thickness then you shouldn't have to.

J Franklin 04-29-2019 07:03 PM

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These guys are good and did my work 40+ years ago. Delmers precision brake in Santa Monica. Maybe they could help you out.

Chris Haynes 04-29-2019 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by J Franklin (Post 1752241)
These guys are good and did my work 40+ years ago. Delmers precision brake in Santa Monica. Maybe they could help you out.

I remember Delmer's from my days living in Santa Monica. It's hard to believe that they are still business 60 years later.

Tinker 04-29-2019 09:13 PM

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They are craiglist and such from time to time. Delco units. Maybe get one and be the goto guy in that area??? Picked up a barrett drum cutter for about 200$. 1.75" chuck. Not that anyone would send you 4 drums across country :).

J Franklin 04-29-2019 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris Haynes (Post 1752274)
I remember Delmer's from my days living in Santa Monica. It's hard to believe that they are still business 60 years later.

I like to use shops that were around when our cars were young.

Tinker 04-30-2019 12:03 AM

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Are they still in business?

Terry,OH 04-30-2019 05:44 AM

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Lacy at the Early V8 Garage in West Covina 855 268 0325

Sod Buster 04-30-2019 07:11 AM

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I just did mine myself using a table belt sander, I took them slowly down until the drum would fit over the shoes, then laid a piece of sandpaper in the drum and sanded the shoe by turning it back and forth until I had a smooth arced surface.
I had the same problem finding someone that offers the service, the brakes work fine.

Tim Ayers 04-30-2019 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Terry,OH (Post 1752370)
Lacy at the Early V8 Garage in West Covina 855 268 0325

I was going to suggest this as well.

Chris Haynes 04-30-2019 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Sod Buster (Post 1752392)
I just did mine myself using a table belt sander, I took them slowly down until the drum would fit over the shoes, then laid a piece of sandpaper in the drum and sanded the shoe by turning it back and forth until I had a smooth arced surface.
I had the same problem finding someone that offers the service, the brakes work fine.

Too bad you were breathing that dust.

Chris Haynes 04-30-2019 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Terry,OH (Post 1752370)
Lacy at the Early V8 Garage in West Covina 855 268 0325

I haven't heard of this shop. Thank you.

Sod Buster 04-30-2019 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris Haynes (Post 1752527)
Too bad you were breathing that dust.

They make these things called dust masks.

cas3 04-30-2019 08:22 PM

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the epa thinks you will die looking at dust from across the street :D

expavr 04-30-2019 11:22 PM

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TrucParCo in Anaheim turned the drums and arced the shoes to match on my tonner. This was back in 2005. http://truckandautosupply.com/

51woodie 05-01-2019 05:43 AM

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I installed a set of Boling Brothers "Lincoln" brakes on the '46 last year, and was disappointed with the performance of the brakes. I pulled the drums after several hundred miles, and saw that the contact area of each shoe was only about 50-60% of the lining length. Old school brake shops are not easy to find to have the shoes arced, so like Sod Buster, I measured and sanded the high spots to get a better contact pattern. I was surprised at the variance in the thickness of the lining material, and they were certainly not arced to fit a 12" drum. So far, the brake effort has improved, but I will pull the drums again at a later date to see how successful my job was.

51woodie 05-01-2019 05:54 AM

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I forgot to include the second picture.

Tim Ayers 05-01-2019 06:58 AM

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I just learned this trick. Get a drum that's maybe over .060" and have it turned. Whiz wheel the mounting face off so you just have a ring. You can use the ring to help you gauge contact with the shoes. Give you a could visual of what's going on with the brakes.

Chris Haynes 05-01-2019 12:32 PM

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Sadly Delmers Precision Brakes phone is disconnected.

JSeery 05-01-2019 02:30 PM

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51Woodie's second photo.


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