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'63 F-85 Brake Question

Old November 28th, 2018, 09:53 AM
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'63 F-85 Brake Question

After being in storage for a few years I started the car and brake pedal went to floor. I replaced slave cylinder (needed it) and problem still persists. When I clamp vacuum line from brake pedal I get some resistance but when I start the car all resistance is lost. No fluid leaks so seems to be vacuum related - any ideas? I replaced all vacuum hoses and checked for leaks. Thank you in advance.
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Old November 28th, 2018, 10:44 AM
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Are you sure t don't just need bled? if not, you likely have a hole in a line or a bad wheel cylinder. If they have never been rebuilt it is past time to be done. The rebuild kits are cheep for those wheel cylinders. I think you can get them from Rock Auto for less than $5 per kit. It is not going to be a vacuum issue.
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Old November 29th, 2018, 08:42 AM
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Thank you! I'll tackle this project when it warms up a little.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 11:40 AM
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I've gotten the job started and looks like there is a worn anchor/pivot plate (holds springs from both shoes and pivots on anchor pin). As a result one shoe is very worn, the other is fine. Any idea where to get one of these? I'll post pic shortly.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 06:45 PM
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I likely have anything you need in used condition. I would need to see the picture. I have a full plate for the next week so PM me to remind me if I am not back to you or you don't find one in the next couple days.
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Old March 25th, 2019, 10:41 PM
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I have N.O.S. ++Asbestos++ Brake Shoes -- Front + Rear -- for this car.... Not wise to use the new garbage that the "regular world" has to sell -- they will rip your drums to smithereens....

Always best to simply call me -- Craig -- 516 - 485 - 1935....
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Old March 26th, 2019, 08:19 AM
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I've attached pics of the part I'm looking for, any ideas would be extremely helpful. Another question is has anyone separated the hub from the drum? I can't get them apart.

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Old March 26th, 2019, 08:36 AM
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I suspect that this is not your problem. These are made with an oblong hole in them I believe. I will have to look at my parts again. Many times one shoe will wear faster than the other. How much difference is there between the two shoes?
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Old March 30th, 2019, 12:45 PM
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I'd say one pad is a third thicker than the other, you can kind of see the difference in the pic. That being said the brakes have never been a problem over the years and the pads are from the '90s.

The more I look at it the oval does look pretty symetrical and I didn't find any metal shavings in drum - a pic to verify would be super helpful though.

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