Questions about accessory brake shoes

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Questions about accessory brake shoes
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Monday, January 09, 2017 - 06:17 pm:

I have a set of the steel accessory brake shoes. When I tried to use them previously there was not enough clearance even with a pretty thin lining. I've looked at earlier posts on lining these with countersunk tubular rivets and the finished shoes are always shown before the cam is rotated to expand them. Would like to know how they got them to fit in the drum.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, January 09, 2017 - 06:31 pm:

What do you consider thin lining? Which accessory brake shoes? There are many different types.
By the way that what a disk sander on your table saws for! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Monday, January 09, 2017 - 06:31 pm:

Mark, if the lining is not too thick you may have to adjust your brake rods longer so that the brake shoe relaxes more and does not rub on the drum when you push the lever forward. It would help us determine exactly what your problem is if you post pictures of the shoes that you have on the car.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable - Kiama NSW OZ on Monday, January 09, 2017 - 11:07 pm:

Mark,
The shoes have to be made smaller so that there is room for the shoes to expand before they touch the drum and lock the drum
When the hand brake is off and the T is in high gear the cam is horizontal and the ends of the shoes are at their closest point.
High No1

When you pull the hand brake to neutral the cam spreads the shoes but only to a position which is just short of touching the drum.
neutral No2

When you pull the lever back further the shoes clamp the drum preventing it from turning.
brake No3

If you want more leverage on the hand brake or there is only enough room when the cam is flat you can install a clevis yoke with a slot in it and set it so the clevis pin only begins to touch the yoke when in neutral and movement back beyond that point and the cam will spread the shoes.

slot yoke


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