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chili r

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Brake Shoes
« on: January 24, 2012, 04:54:26 AM »
Putting brake shoes on 67 camaro front and rear and question is does the long shoe (primary ) face the front and shorter face rear (secondary) ?  ???

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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 06:54:55 AM »
Putting brake shoes on 67 camaro front and rear and question is does the long shoe (primary ) face the front and shorter face rear (secondary) ?  ???

Nope, the primary brake shoe is the short lining and faces forward.

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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 10:55:15 AM »
large shoe on the rear small on the front

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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 05:03:01 PM »
From a simplistic viewpoint, when you put on the brakes, the shoes are expanded outward until they contact the drums.  Assuming that you are going forward, rotational forces from the drums rotate the shoes forward until the rear shoe engages the post at the top, above the wheel cylinder.  At this point maximum braking force is available with the rear shoe providing more of the braking force - hence long shoe goes to the rear.
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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 05:15:28 PM »
Yup, self energizing brakes...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0OFhyxo4As

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Re: Brake Shoes
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 04:04:25 AM »
Thanks for the info.  :)