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Old 05-23-2020, 09:58 AM   #1
Steve Rinaldo
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Default Odd Brake Issue

When my 1930 sedan sits for several days and I go to take it out, one wheels brake grabs hard and makes a loud noise. It kinda of sounds like other drum brake cars when the shoe hold down spring or clip is broken. After you apply the brakes 2/3 times every thing works like it should. Also the car doesn't pull to one side. I don't think its some to be overly concerned about but I'd like to know where to look. Maybe another lock down project.
Any thoughts? Thanks, Steve
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:13 AM   #2
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MMMM sounds like one drum is grabbing when cold and heats up and expands. Could be a simple adjustment of the wedge.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:40 AM   #3
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A cracked or broken brake shoe lining will cause this as well.
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Odd Brake Issue

You didn't say whether it was front or back . I had a similar problem with a rear wheel brake . The old grease at one of the rear brake cam SHAFTS was causing a tightness or a bind . I disconnected the brake rod on the effected rear wheel to feel for the bind at the rear brake lever . I removed the grease fitting and sprayed in some penetrating oil to soften the old grease . After washing out the old grease , I installed a new grease fitting and greased the shaft . works good now . Just a thought .

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