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"73" Ford F-100 / Hard braking

Hey everyone, I am new here so don't bite my head off if this has been covered before.

I have a 73 ford f-100 PU I am rebuilding. New engine, alt, str pump master and booster. The problem is this; When I need to brake the pedal seems fine, as I apply firm pressure it doesn't seem to brake enough. I have blead and blead these brakes, seems there is enough shoe on all four and have replaced the master and booster twice now. The shoes look in good condition and once in a while I get a chatter sound like the brakes are glazed. I drove my friends truck, same year as mine and his brakes work a whole lot better like I thought they should. Any help would be apprediated! Thanks in advance!


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I think maybe you have answered your own question....shoes are glazed. If the shoes are old, they could have hardened up......Try a new set of shoes. Wouldn't hurt to turn the drums also.....or at least scuff the surface up.
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You mean it could be something as simple as that? The pedal isn't soft, there just isn't much there. It feels more like standard brakes than one with power assist. Thanks again!

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