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Old 01-13-2013, 09:29 AM
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It may be the picture? It looks like the shoes were wearing in the middle on the dual wheel cylinder system.This indicates the drums are way oversize/wrong shoes.The reason I say this,it appears the middle of the shoes appear worn and the outside edges appear thicker.You may have to get the shoes custom refit and get them arced to the drum size.
The other idea would be to fabricate an adjuster that fits inside of the return springs(if there is room).If you run out of travel in the wheel cylinders then you would have to fabricate longer engagement pins.The original hold down pins could still be used.
NOTE: when you take the shoes off of the backing plates make sure the bearing surface for the shoes are flat(fill in any groves that are worn in the backing plate) The shoes need to run true to get proper adjustment.
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