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EFV-8 Club Forum / 1932 Ford Discussion / Brake from HEXX

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lars99
07-27-2018 @ 3:45 PM
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I have been trying to finish a rear seal, brake linings, brake drum and wheel cylinder fix on my 32 Roadster with 40 Ford juice brakes and have been unable to free up the rear right wheel with all lugs tight. I adjust the lower and upper adjustments to free wheel, but when I tighten lug bolts, it freezes tight. Have looked at a lot of posts, but am stumped.
Do I have to sand down the new brake shoes to fit?

3w2
07-27-2018 @ 4:47 PM
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It may be only the ends of the brake shoes that are causing the problem as they should be tapered. A competent brake shop will have the equipment that there are no high spots on the shoes or low spots on the drums that could contribute to the binding up of the hub. It is unusual for the binding to show up when the wheel lug nuts are tightened rather than the nut on the end of the axle shaft as all of the force is on the face of the drum rather than on the inner circumference.

lars99
07-28-2018 @ 6:45 PM
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I guess “competent brake shop” is key. That may be my next stop. Thanks for the help. 3w2.

40 Coupe
08-12-2018 @ 11:05 AM
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It sounds as if the center of the wheel rim is not laying flat against the brake drum. If that were the case the wheel lugs would deform the brake drum trying to pull the rim into proper position. Are you using 32-35 Ford style wire wheel rims?? If so they do require a thin spacer between the rim and the center of the 40 style brake drum. If you happen to have two spacers on one wheel this could cause a problem.

37RAGTOPMAN
05-22-2019 @ 11:05 AM
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lars99
I have a question,??? is this a stock 32 FORD ?
the brake adjustments should be in the back and front of the backing plates, not top and bottom,
with the rear axle nut tight does it bind,?
WITHOUT,,, the tire and wheel on it,?
sounds to me that when you tighten the wheel it, it must be something to do with it, maybe tire or wheel hitting on something,

also make sure you disconnect the emergency brake cables, so brake shoes are all the way seated and not expanded,
are you using the 18 inch 32 wheels or the 16 inch wheels with the 600-16 tires, ?
or what size tire on the car ?
if the axle is worn, and you tighten the axle nut, it might be the drum binding on the brake shoes or something else on backing plates

it may need axle shims to space the drum farther out, away from what it is binding on,
these were used from 1928 to 1948 with cars and truck with tapered axles,and make sure you use a GOOD KEY WAY,
my 2 cents 37RAGTOPMAN
hope this help, LET US KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!

This message was edited by 37RAGTOPMAN on 5-22-19 @ 11:11 AM

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