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Old 05-18-2020, 11:12 AM   #1
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Looking for someone to arc my new brake shoes in Southern NH or Mass.


Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 05-18-2020, 11:20 AM   #2
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Be sure to also ask at your local Model A and Early V8 Ford Clubs. I ended up sending mine back to the manufacturer.

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Old 05-18-2020, 09:47 PM   #3
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Try a truck brake shop. They still arch shoes and might be able to do yours.

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Old 05-19-2020, 07:41 AM   #4
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Location, location, location. Where are you?? There may be someone down the street from you who could do it.


I don't understand why people are reluctant to post their location??
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:50 AM   #5
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I did mine for my AA the redneck way. I used a bench belt sander. Trial and error. Took small amounts, try fit in drum, fielders gauge, try fit, repeat...
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:55 AM   #6
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I did mine for my AA the redneck way. I used a bench belt sander. Trial and error. Took small amounts, try fit in drum, fielders gauge, try fit, repeat...

That's the way I did mine. I imagine after a few hard stops whatever small high spots there are will be gone.
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:26 PM   #7
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David, Check your PM (Private Message folder).

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Old 05-19-2020, 08:58 PM   #8
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i can do it for u dave i am in conn by bradley air port 10.00 per shoe 8608835290
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:49 AM   #9
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You could line the drum with sand paper, insert shoe and carefully rub.
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You could line the drum with sand paper, insert shoe and carefully rub.

I saw someone posted that here once and others said it wouldn't work perfectly because you are arcing it to the radius of the drum minus the thickness of the sandpaper.

It still seems like a clever idea to me. I don't think the thickness of the sandpaper would make a huge difference.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:17 AM   #11
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i have a friend(in his eighties) here that has worked on a's most of his life. he has a way
to arc the shoes in a press to make them fit the drum. in fact he gave me his old brake shoe grinder, never uses it. just bends the shoes til they fit the drum radius.
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Location, location, location. Where are you?? There may be someone down the street from you who could do it.


I don't understand why people are reluctant to post their location??
Paul in CT

I'm in Southern NH.
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:47 PM   #13
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I saw someone posted that here once and others said it wouldn't work perfectly because you are arcing it to the radius of the drum minus the thickness of the sandpaper.

It still seems like a clever idea to me. I don't think the thickness of the sandpaper would make a huge difference.



Exactly right.
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:48 PM   #14
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i have a friend(in his eighties) here that has worked on a's most of his life. he has a way
to arc the shoes in a press to make them fit the drum. in fact he gave me his old brake shoe grinder, never uses it. just bends the shoes til they fit the drum radius.



Many years ago when Macs was still Lockport they said thats how they did them. Stuck the shoe in a press and 'warped' it.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:39 PM   #15
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Thanks Billy.


I'm in the process of relining my shoes. I'll let you know how I make out.


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i can do it for u dave i am in conn by bradley air port 10.00 per shoe 8608835290
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