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1951 200 brakes?
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Okay if I remove the original shoes and hardware and clean up the backing plate, install a new wheel cylinder and reuse the original shoes (if they are okay), I assume I would need to do a major brake shoe alignment adjustment after reassembly?
John

Posted on: 6/30 13:23:55
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Re: 1951 200 brakes?
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If you want to assume that the person before you who installed the current shoes did a proper major adjustment, then you shouldn't have to when reusing the same shoes in the same position. Also assuming the new wheel cylinder is identical to the current one.

When we see the kind of bumbling treatment these cars often received in the past, that's not an assumption I'd make. We really shouldn't take shortcuts or make compromises when it comes to brakes.

Posted on: 6/30 13:52:32
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Re: 1951 200 brakes?
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With only 19089 miles I'm assuming it still has its original shoes. We'll see what things look like when it is a part. Thanks Owen.

Posted on: 6/30 15:49:40
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Re: 1951 200 brakes?
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Yeah, good chance it is as it left the factory.

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