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Old 08-01-2020, 08:48 PM   #41
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Bite the bullet and have your drums relined by J&G. And, while your at it have the shoes relined with semi metallic composite and arched for each respective wheel. I had this done by these folks for my 37 LaSalle. This is not a garage shop. They know what they're doing. I can now drive at highway speeds and feel under control.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:32 AM   #42
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I just replaced all the brake lines on my 49 Ford. Two of the old lines had compression fittings.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:17 AM   #43
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Brakes can fail for many reasons, even driver ignorance. One big no no that people have done is compression fittings on brake lines. A parts store did not want to sell me some compression fittings and a piece of brake line until I explained I was fixing my transmission lines.
Frank, The parts store was actually following the law. I remain surprised that their training included this little tid bit.

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Old 08-02-2020, 11:14 AM   #44
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Flathead Ted has the solution.
The small percentage of 1935 Ford owners interested in Points Judging will seek out original drums. It doesn’t make sense to pursue original drums for a driver.
I can spend over $400 per drum to have them relined or buy a new made in USA 40-48 drums for $135.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:50 PM   #45
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We had remachined F100 drums on our 32 , it passed all the brake tests and got complied . I was never happy with the brakes as on a hard stop the pedal would go away some . Took a long time of investigating to find the drums were over machined past.060 and on hard braking they were growing . New drums and linings solved any issues.
Do not over machine your drums
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:28 PM   #46
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We had remachined F100 drums on our 32 , it passed all the brake tests and got complied . I was never happy with the brakes as on a hard stop the pedal would go away some . Took a long time of investigating to find the drums were over machined past.060 and on hard braking they were growing . New drums and linings solved any issues.
Do not over machine your drums
Good post, IMO.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:15 AM   #47
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FWIW:
I just heard from Reddaway, they have been in business since 1890s.
The modern woven lining that they sell; RNAW woven lining has Kevlar fibers and he states that it won’t accelerate drum wear.

http://www.redcoproducts.com/wbl.htm
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