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Technical 39 ford brakes???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MBog, May 30, 2017.

  1. MBog
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    Checking a fellow HAMBers brakes and I see this, long shoe to the front, short to the rear. The wheel cylinder has a dual piston setup; 1 1/4" to the front and 1" to the rear. Is this correct? I don't think so, but I thought I'd ask the eggspurts. Thanks in advance...
     

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  2. wheeltramp brian
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    small shoe in front
     
  3. MBog
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    I agree but with the large piston or the small?
     
  4. Pete Eastwood
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    from california

    That's correct. On "Locheed" brakes (non self energizing) the big shoe goes to the front & the big end of the wheel cyl. goes to the front.
     
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  5. MBog
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    Ok thanks, now to find someone who can re-arc, cuz that has been outlawed up here... Thanks again
     
  6. 19Fordy
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    As Pete Eastwood said. 1939 Fords use Lockheed style brakes and are not self-energizing.
    The long shoe goes to the front and so does the larger dia of the wheel cylinder. This is
    true for all 4 wheels. Photos will show left front and left rear.
     

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