Looking for a good brake lining bonding agent to bond metallic type lining, not kevlar, to brake shoe. Rather not use conventional brass rivets
Plio Bond 20 does this, at least did to this green high friction brake lining from McMaster-Carr
I've used JB Weld to bond linings. It is good to 500 degrees F seems to work for me.
I used Gorilla Glue. No rivets and about 4 years and 8 k miles on a 1924.
Why would you not want to use rivets?
Man I don't know, after reading about another T accident, I would rather have the rivet peace of mind knowing if you had to pull that hand brake, the linings wouldn't spin off, ya never know.
The good thing about the bonding agent/glue or the rivets failing on drum brakes is that the brakes will still work. The brake lining is still contained between the shoes and the drum and still work even with no glue or rivets.
The disadvantage of rivets is some folks have problems drilling, counter sinking, finding and setting rivets. Some have reported loose rivets and different wear on the drum from the rivet heads. The advantage is that it has been done that way for about a century.
A disadvantage of bonding lining to the shoe is is may be harder to get the lining off when replacement is needed. An advantage is that it is easy to install the lining. Kind a sign of the times, most new vehicles seem to have bonded linings.
What ever works,
Bonded lining has been around for ages. I don't know what's used as a glue but I've never seen a professionally done (manufactured) shoe come apart. I have seen rivited lining get so thin it broke apart. Of course that's abusing it but still...