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Dragging brakes?

My 66 Galaxie has had all new components in the rear brakes. New spring hardware, new wheel cylinders, new shoes. Flushed and bled out with fresh fluid.

After I have been driving a while, it seems that the brakes start to drag. I have parked it before and the wheel would be very hot and light smoke coming from it.

Any suggestions as to what it could be?

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Are the emergency brake cables new?

Sometimes a slightly seized cable will make them drag, or they are self adjusting in too far.
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Dragging Brakes

Cables Are A Possibility, But Also The Power Brake Booster Can Be Holding The Brakes On, Or The Master Cyl Itself. With The Rear Brakes In The Air And Dragging, Loosen The Master Mounting Nuts, And See If They Release. If They Release, The Problem Is In The Booster, If They Don't, The Problem Is In The Master. I.e., With The Master Hanging Loose And The Pressure Is Still On The Brakes, The Master Is Trapping Fluid..
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