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Posted June 30, 2014 - 07:44 AM

I did a complete overhaul of my brakes sometimes back with relined shoes. Stops like crazy going forward.  If backing down a hill...not so much.  I think it's because there's only one brake shoe in the drum and the physics of that.  Anyone else have this problem... or a fix?


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 02:21 PM

I believe you are correct about the physics of the brakes.   In forward motion, once the shoe touches the drum, the rotation pulls the shoe more to the drum.  In reverse, that opposite motion works against you. 

At least with the Glidematic* you can use forward gear to aide in braking.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 09:00 PM

I believe you are correct about the physics of the brakes.   In forward motion, once the shoe touches the drum, the rotation pulls the shoe more to the drum.  In reverse, that opposite motion works against you. 

At least with the Glidematic* you can use forward gear to aide in braking.

Yeah, I know that in most drum brake setups the reason why one of the shoes is smaller is that it is the reverse shoes.  Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps short of changing the whole thing for a double-shoe setup... there's no easy way.  And I'm sure not that upset about it to go to those lengths!






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