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Old 12-11-2013, 01:29 PM   #43

2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
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Thumbs up Want to 'burnish' them quicker....

......."lot rot" knuckle buster remedy.

If you can find it,(still got mine), coat the shoe or pad facing with a light coating of valve grinding compound.
Five stops after my Dexter shoe replacement and we were normal.....well the brakes anyway.


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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #44
1972 Travelux Princess 25
Cobourg , Ontario
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There is a way to contour the shoes to fit the drum. This can be done when fitting new brake shoes.

Put the shoe in the drum and see how it fits. Probably it only touches in the middle. Sand down the area where it touches, with a sanding block or belt sander. Keep checking until the shoe makes complete contact.

Brake shops used to have a machine to do this.

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