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Old 10-24-2016, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Brakes 34 ford

WHAT IS THE BEST lining molded or woven mac sells both any one have expirence with ether ?????
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:09 PM   #2
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Not sure about the 34 but I have used woven on my 35 and have a set for a 32
told they wear quicker but stop better........
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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I like the woven ones . I have used molded ones and they did not stop as good . Noticeable difference .
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:11 PM   #4
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I run woven linings on both my '34 and '37 with excellent stopping results. My '34 came equipped with molded linings and its braking was terrible back then. Switching to woven linings on cars with mechanical brakes is the only way to go IMO....
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thanks
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:05 PM   #6
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:20 PM   #7
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There was a reason why Ford originally used woven linings with mechanical brakes.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:07 PM   #8
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just completed a 36 with flathead teds floaters and woven linings, it will out stop my 40 with hydraulics and molded linings. will slide all 4 tires if you jump on it!!
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:16 PM   #9
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.Over here woven or moulded can both be bonded on its all about the # code ,There is several grey material s that you can choose from in the moulded range ,It has been pointed out that some do not grip very well but if you get the correct soft one(commonly used on Model As ) it will work well ,some woven ones have wire in them that are quiet hard on the drums .Ted

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Old 10-24-2016, 10:26 PM   #10
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My stock Vicky and roadster with stock mechanicals and woven linings stop better than my Phaeton and 3-W with '40 brakes and molded linings. They all stop well but the woven linings take less effort and stop more efficiently.
I don't put that many miles on the cars so having them wear out a little more often isn't an issue with me. If they do however I will replace with woven linings.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:27 PM   #11
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Hey Nick, I put discs on the front of my tub and bonded in the back, but then u r stock. Good to see your post.. Hope all is well..

Now in Reno..

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Old 10-24-2016, 10:52 PM   #12
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Will only use woven linings difference is night and day. Pete/Ct.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:35 PM   #13
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The NORS woven linings sometimes contained brass wire which is not hard on drums.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:50 AM   #14
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The molded linings were first used by Ford in 1940 and Ford identified the cars with a painted "M" on the backing plates. I have instructions for an aftermarket floater kit for the 35-38 Ford that instruct the use of molded linings with the use of their floaters.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:06 AM   #15
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more thanks: BUT My local (Friction materials) san Jose CA say his bonded lining stops better than woven , that woven has to warm up first. IS HE right???
ALSO where can I buy woven ???? MAC sell it is it any good????
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:30 AM   #16
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Here is a pic of mine. Easy to do. Bought a rivet punch from airplane supply & linings from a ford vender. Cleaned the shoe & used some contact cement & then riveted the lining on. Get your shoes arced to the drum if possible. Take your time & safe driving. Oh make sure you have bright stop lights also. I'm looking at installing some LED 3rd brake light like I have on the 32. Trouble is it is 12V & I need 6V.
Whizzer I hope you don't mind the of subject but I think it all ties in.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:39 PM   #17
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The molded linings were first used by Ford in 1940 and Ford identified the cars with a painted "M" on the backing plates. I have instructions for an aftermarket floater kit for the 35-38 Ford that instruct the use of molded linings with the use of their floaters.
My car came with this exact kit. I followed the instructions and installed molded linings on the shoes. Hope this is the right course of action! It stops pretty well, straight and sure.
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Default Re: Brakes 34 ford

You can use woven or moulded but if you get the wrong moulded one eg for hydraulics brakes they wont work so good .If the san Josť guy can guarantee then use them ,Not sure about Macs ones .But if in dought use woven
To Bob Macs do a high stop led called Brake lighter TL6 6volt ,can flash on one side doubles as a turn .Ted

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more thanks: BUT My local (Friction materials) san Jose CA say his bonded lining stops better than woven , that woven has to warm up first. IS HE right???
ALSO where can I buy woven ???? MAC sell it is it any good????
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:24 PM   #19
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Thank you Ted I will look into them,
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:49 PM   #20
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I put woven ones on my 33 a few years ago, and they stop better than the old molded ones I took out.
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