<VV> More Brakes Question
vairologist at cox.net
Fri Aug 13 22:34:21 EDT 2010
> So with brand new shoes on unworn drums freshly installed.. should I be
> able to turn the drum by hand? If so what is wrong? I assure you the
> brakes are assembled correctly and I don't have any preload on the wheel
> bearings. I tightened the nuts with a ratchet, backed them out, and
> turned them back in by hand.
> The shoes are Wearever silver part FB189 and it is a 63 Monza coupe.
Smitty Says: What you are dealing with has gone on for a long time. The
shoes are to specification but the specs are wrong. They are arced to 9
inches which is the diameter of the drum. I had an all out war with the
corporation of one of the major FLAPS several years ago over that problem.
They admitted their fault and fixed me up with a proper set but still put a
milllion sets of shelves on the shelf for customers to buy. Probably the
easiest way to fix it is to use a cut off wheel and grind the recesses
deeper where the ends of the adjustors rest. Good Luck
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