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Old 01-02-2021, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Brake shoes

When buying new brake shoes is it better to buy complete brand new ones or old relined ones ? I plan to buy them through Snyders Catalog. Thanks for any input.
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Old 01-03-2021, 12:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Brake shoes

I have seen the new shoes and they really look good. I would suggest the new ones with WOVEN linings. The woven linings make a big difference in how your Model A will stop. The molded linings are much harder and your car will not stop nearly as well.

The problem with original used brake shoes is most are either very badly rusted or the holes are all worn out. I usually have to go thru 20-30 used shoes to find 8 that are usable.

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Old 01-03-2021, 12:35 AM   #3
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Nice thing about woven is no dust,you can lube wedges,cams and rollers
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Whatever you buy make sure the linings fit your drums.
In some ways it is simpler to buy new drums fitted to hubs and machined, and new shoes and lining made to fit.
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Nice thing about woven is no dust,you can lube wedges,cams and rollers
John, we lube both types of linings with a WD40 product, and dust has not been a problem for us.
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:38 AM   #6
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John, we lube both types of linings with a WD40 product, and dust has not been a problem for us.
I thought we decided in earlier posts that WD is only a water displacement, not a lubricant...
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Default Re: Brake shoes

There is more then one product put out under the WD label then WD-40. Besides, WD-40 would keep the water off the lining!
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I thought we decided in earlier posts that WD is only a water displacement, not a lubricant...
"We" did not decide that. Someone else might have thought/suggested that, but not "we". Anyone that suggests WD40 is just a "water displacement" is nave about the brand.
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:10 PM   #9
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The idea is to lubricate,the braking effciency is directly related to reducing friction in the moving parts.
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