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Re: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] Re: Rear Drum Brakes -> 79 DeVille

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  • bill lutzius
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    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 30, 2003
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      good luck
      --- lathens96 <lathens96@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks Bill!
      >
      > --- In
      > Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com,
      > bill
      > lutzius <billlutzius@y...> wrote:
      > > Don,t worry about the thickness,also where the
      > shoes
      > > rub on the backing plate,as they move in and
      > out,you
      > > want to put some anti seaze or a lite film of
      > > grease.So you don,t wear a groove in the backing
      > plate
      > > and have the shoes hang up.It will keep the
      > parking
      > > brake from freezeing up if it sits for a long
      > time.
      > > --- bill lutzius <billlutzius@y...> wrote:
      > > > The shorter shoe is the forward one.
      > > > --- lathens96 <lathens96@h...> wrote:
      > > > > I just installed new drums and shoes on my '79
      > > > > DeVille. The
      > > > > Cadillac manual stated to install the primary
      > shoe
      > > > > toward the front
      > > > > of the car and the secondary facing rear.
      > > > However,
      > > > > it didn't state
      > > > > which shoe is considered primary. I measured
      > the
      > > > > thickness of the
      > > > > shoes I purchased and two of them were 0.300"
      > and
      > > > > two were 0.350".
      > > > > I assumed the "primary" shoes were the "thick"
      > > > shoes
      > > > > and installed
      > > > > them forward facing. Now, under hard and
      > rapid
      > > > > deceleration, the
      > > > > rear brakes lock-up. I would appreciate any
      > help
      > > > > anyone can offer.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks,
      > > > >
      > > > > Loren
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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