Where do you buy lining for R-M brakes? I am not sure if they are R-M, but the lining is an inch and a quarter wide.I found most of a set of brakes in a parts box,I will fabricate what I am missing and have aux.brakes. Thanks,Fritz
Lang's has it. https://www.modeltford.com/item/RMB-LIN.aspx
McMaster Carr about $6 a foot for a woven lining 1-1/4 wide.
Chaffin's sells "Green Gripper" lining. It is indeed green, and has brass wires woven through it. Works great on my original AC brakes.
I just measured mine, and the lining is 1 1/2" wide. The correct thickness is 3/16". There was a guy at Hershey that had the old stock stuff for $8 per foot, and I thought it was too much money! Maybe I should have bought some?
When my grease seal in the rear axle went bad back in 2000 it leaked grease which softened the cast brake lining making the brakes inoperable, I asked Bud Williams about brake lining and got a real shocker of a price so I went to a local brake shop and had the fabric with brass threads riveted to the straps for $60.00 a set which was way less than half of the factory price.
The issue is that Ford drums are pressed steel and the woven lining squeals like the banshees from the Mores of Scotland. The noise scares old ladies and delights small children and folks know when you are stopping for sure. The steel drums get polished by the brass threads and get a bright shiny surface much like chrome plating and that slick surface resonates a wonderful squeal.
The fix is to get cast iron drums or buy the molded lining and not the woven lining with brass which was made for cars with cast iron drums and the truck parking brakes on drive shafts.
I had just the opposite happen with my Rocky's - same squeal with Bud's molded lining so ordered up Green Grabber - nothing changed but my check book balance !!! Squeal is still there !!!
I have green gripper linings on my original AC brakes, bearing against the outside of the stock steel drums. So far they don't squeel, just lucky I guess.