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Old 05-01-2019, 05:43 AM   #16
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Default Re: Brake Shoe Arching LA/San Fernando Valley

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.
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