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Brake Shoes
« on: May 09, 2021, 03:58:23 PM »
Anyone here tried these reproductions...

https://www.moparpro.com/product/1929-1934-plymouth-brand-new-reproduction-10-x-1-5-brake-shoes/

I have a set of 4 that I was going to send out and have relined.  A set of 4 new for $135 seems reasonable. 

Any thoughts ?
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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 05:16:26 PM »
Not a bad deal but they look like bonded, not riveted linings so I'd find out what the linings are made of before I bought them.   The last thing you want is a set of hard linings that ruin your drums.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 07:39:59 AM »
Not a bad deal but they look like bonded, not riveted linings so I'd find out what the linings are made of before I bought them.   The last thing you want is a set of hard linings that ruin your drums.

I know nothing about brake linings so I wouldn’t know what to ask about.  Is there a specification?
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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 09:22:47 AM »
There are different types of lining materials, some have no metal fibers,  others have different metal fibers (brass, steel etc.) woven in and there are also ceramic linings. Some also have Kevlar components.  The old asbestos linings would be the best for our cars but unless you can find some old material and rivet it to your shoes they are no longer available because of the cancer risk.  That is what I have on my car as I found enough material at Hershey years ago to do my brakes.
There is a big difference in quality and the price usually is a good indicator.  A lot of lining material is coming in from China with little or no quality control and you have no idea what they are made of.  I really don't know what the best modern material is for our cars but you want a material that won't chew up the drums.  I expect a softer, faster wearing lining would be preferable but have no idea what currently available lining material will give you that combination.  One thing I do know is that I would steer clear of the crap coming in from China.  I would contact a domestic  company that makes linings and ask them what would be best for our cars and have my shoes relined.  I didn't mean to open a can of worms but I had a situation years ago with my '55 Chevy pickup that has made me very sensitive to the issues of brake material.  I replaced the brakes on all four wheels with a set of shoes from a discount parts supplier.  They were cheap and looked great.   A few thousand miles  later I heard a grinding noise and pulled all four wheels.  Three were fine but one had deep groves cut into the drum from some hard material that was embedded in the linings.  The drum was ruined.  No big deal for the truck as drums are available but I'd hate to have it happen on my Plymouth!

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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 10:00:40 AM »
Understood, thanks for the information.
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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 11:20:28 PM »
If you had your cylinders sleeved, I would ask that company what they recommend.  No guarantees there, though.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2021, 10:44:57 AM »
I can't think of the name, but it was the place in Minnesota that I believe Frank or someone recommended. I had my wheel cylinders redone with stainless steel sleeves and I had my brake shoes re-bonded.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2021, 12:40:47 PM »
Thanks for the info. Currently not having any problems but always looking for new parts.
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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 07:19:34 AM »
Brake and Equipment Warehouse in Minneapolis
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 07:43:50 PM »
I have brakes and drums------also a 30u differential ---------bobnroman@yahoo.com

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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 10:33:35 PM »
Thanks Bob,  I’m currently ok with these items. Maybe someone else might need.   Thanks again.
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