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If you're referring to the beveling of the ends of the shoe, yes. That helps keep the brakes from grabbing, at least until they have seated. It also helps prevent the linings from chipping at the ends.
On 10/10/2019 8:39 PM, David Reina via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks Butch. I was just measuring the shoes I removed. They are 8??? Do you have a thought about breaking the ends with a small bevel?
On Oct 10, 2019, at 8:20 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Crosley, like most manufacturers, used a long and a short shoe, this was done for various reasons.
When we had Service Motors, and when I do shoes here, now, I use long linings on all shoes. There is no detrimental reason not too.
Crosleys, especially the 6" cable braked cars, can use all the braking/stopping power that they can muster up.
On 10/10/2019 8:14 PM, David Reina via Groups.Io wrote:
I am trying to rivet new brake linings onto the cast iron shoes for my 47 sedan. I am ready to cut the linings and drill them for the rivets but am confused by some information in my old manual. It says??? The service brake lining( for use on brake shoes with rivets ) is 1??? shorter in the cam end and is assembled on the brake shoe toward the adjustment.??? Will someone decipher this for me. Both shoes end up at the cam and all eight linings I removed were the same length and all the same spacing on the shoe. About 7/16??? from each end of the shoe. I was hoping to get this done tonight so I could try and install them this weekend. I could go with the length of what was removed but am wondering if I am missing something.