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Old 11-01-2018, 04:02 PM   #1
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A while ago I asked about improving brakes on my 40. I installed the Bendix kit from Boling Brothers, and just finished rebuilding the Lockheeds on the rear. I had soft linings bonded on at the frictions place in Portland, and rebuilt the wheel cylinders. Just waiting for help to bleed and hopefully will see a big improvement.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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Looks nice.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:25 PM   #3
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What was the name (and number/email) of the company that did the relining?


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Old 11-01-2018, 08:22 PM   #4
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All Frictions, Portland, Connecticut. He even had me measure my newly machined drums and contoured the shoes to match. $20 per shoe. He did the brakes for both model A Fords also.

http://allfrictions.com
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:52 PM   #5
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Any thoughts on the use of the same lining length on both shoes vs shorter lining as used originally on the rear shoes?
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:20 PM   #6
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I installed self-bleeders on my brake cylinders .... wifie can stay in the kitchen baking cookies !
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:29 AM   #7
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Any thoughts on the use of the same lining length on both shoes vs shorter lining as used originally on the rear shoes?
I have read that it is not important. Perhaps the short shoe was to save money.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:24 AM   #8
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Another recommendation for "Speed-Bleeders". They will make your life a lot easier.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #9
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Did the same on my 40 wagon. Took a whole 15 minutes to bleed all 4 with a helper (wife). No gimmicks just a wrench, rag and some brake fluid. It's not rocket science!
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:52 AM   #10
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Speed Bleeders make it easy. Buy the longer ones to make it even easier.
Part #SB3824L for 40 Ford but, double check size you need. Yes, they actually make this a one person job. See how it's done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMV51FUA7A

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Old 11-02-2018, 10:04 AM   #11
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we just finished a 40 sedan with the Boling Brothers front brakes--very impressive, will slide front radial tires . No wonder all the old hot rodders looked for 39-41 Lincoln brakes
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:26 AM   #12
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Speed Bleeders make it easy. Buy the longer ones to make it even easier.
Part #SB3824L for 40 Ford but, double check size you need. Yes, they actually make this a one person job. See how it's done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMV51FUA7A
You don't need anything to make it easy. It's already easy with no gimmicks.
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You don't need anything to make it easy. It's already easy with no gimmicks.
I don't know about you, but I find it difficult at times to get a helper to drop everything and come out to my shop. Speed-Bleeders make it a true one person job. Try doing it all by yourself without them. I wouldn't call them "gimmicks" either.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:52 PM   #14
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Speed-Bleeders work great. And you don't have to listen to the wife or daughters bitch about having to help bleed the brakes...
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:40 PM   #15
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I have a buddy that we always share the chore with. There have been times when I have to bleed them alone. I cut a stick that goes from the front of the seat to the depressed brake pedal. With bleeder open I press the pedal down and install the stick. Then I go back under and shut the valve. Repeat, repeat, repeat....It's pretty horrible but it does work fine. When my buddy and I work together it takes exactly two beers each to perform the task. Pretty much a win/win. I DO think the valves sound like a great idea, but it's nice sometimes not to be working alone.
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I have a buddy that we always share the chore with. There have been times when I have to bleed them alone. I cut a stick that goes from the front of the seat to the depressed brake pedal. With bleeder open I press the pedal down and install the stick. Then I go back under and shut the valve. Repeat, repeat, repeat....It's pretty horrible but it does work fine. When my buddy and I work together it takes exactly two beers each to perform the task. Pretty much a win/win. I DO think the valves sound like a great idea, but it's nice sometimes not to be working alone.
My old buddy that used to stop at the shop every day has died, so I no longer have anybody at the ready to help. Someone was supposed to come by thursday eve, but failed to show up.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:23 AM   #17
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I can help next week in the afternoon, not Mon or Tues.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:04 PM   #18
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i do it like GB, by myself with a stick jammed into the seat, or a bungy strap to the frame when doing a bare chassis. easier than looking for help
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On my 41 pickup I used a vacuum bleeder kit. It took me a while, but I was able to bleed it successfully on my own.

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All Frictions, Portland, Connecticut. He even had me measure my newly machined drums and contoured the shoes to match. $20 per shoe. He did the brakes for both model A Fords also.

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