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  • DE WAYNE BLANK
    Looking for info on converting my 47 mechanicals to hydraulic economically, possibly disc. Thanks, DGB ... Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 17, 2008
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      Looking for info on converting my '47 mechanicals to hydraulic economically, possibly disc.  Thanks, DGB


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    • mrcooby
      DE WAYNE BLANK wrote: Looking for info on converting my 47 mechanicals to hydraulic economically, possibly disc. Thanks, DGB
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 18, 2008
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        DE WAYNE BLANK
        <ispa85@...> wrote:

        "Looking for info on
        converting my '47
        mechanicals to
        hydraulic economically,
        possibly disc. Thanks,
        DGB"
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        Hi, De Wayne. I can
        give you particulars,
        but I assume your
        request is because your
        existing mechanical
        brakes are insufficient.

        Let me first suggest
        you consider this: in
        every case I've seen of
        poor mechanical brakes,
        it's because the shoes
        were at some point
        relined with bonded
        brake linings.

        In addition, the brake
        cables may be in poor
        condition; they may be
        stretched, rusted
        and/or broken with
        missing clevis pins and
        out of adjustment,
        meaning one or two
        brake drums are doing
        most of the work.

        All this is easy and
        economical to fix.
        Service Motors offers
        new mechanical brake
        cable sets and has the
        machinery to properly
        reline and re-arc the
        shoes with the proper
        webbed and riveted
        linings. Never use
        bonded linings with
        mechanical brakes.

        Then adjustment is
        easy: take the car on
        gravel, apply brakes
        and see which wheel
        grabs first, then ease
        that particular clevis
        adjustment off so that
        drum doesn't work so
        hard, then re-try the
        process until satisfied.

        I have mechanicals with
        webbed linings on all
        four of my Crosleys and
        they all stop as they
        should.

        Keep in touch, and good
        luck, De Wayne.

        =Lou Rugani=
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