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Drum brakes/51 dodge Coronet

I rebuilt my front wheel cylinders on my 51 dodge Coronet, put new brakes shoes on and tuned the drums. My passenger side drum won't go on all the way. I played with the adjustments on the cams and I can get it to go on a little further but not all the way. Could it be due to a warped drum? That wheel and one of the cylinders was froze up when I got the car.

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If you had the drum turned, it is not warped, it is round. It is likely that you don't have the shoes fully retracted.
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With no fluid (or air) in the system, the springs should fully collapse the wheel cylinder prongs, allowing the shoes to fully retract. Open the bleeder and see if it helps?

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Adjuster at the bottom of the shoes too far out?
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