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Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: October 23, 2016 08:07PM

Need new brakes shoes for my 62 Rampy, any recommendations besides Clark's

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 23, 2016 08:29PM

Autozone's cheapest.... Light colored material.... work great... Ken Hand told us about them.





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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 24, 2016 09:12AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Autozone's cheapest.... Light colored
> material.... work great... Ken Hand told us about
> them.

Cheapest works here - the more expensive "longer wearing" shoes are very hard and increase pedal pressure considerably.

Lot's of complaints about "hard brake pedal" and poor stopping the last couple of decades. A buddy had a 65 Corsa that was scary to drive since the pedal pressure was so high it took TWO feet to stop the car fast.

A long time ago a fellow in New Mexico published a club newsletter article about the new "hard" linings. He found a shop that installed softer linings (like original) and then his brakes worked fine. In Long Beach. Ca. Friction Materials relines Corvair brakes with a softer lining and arc's the shoes to the drums. I'm very happy with the shoes they did for me. Stops great.



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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: 63vert ()
Date: October 24, 2016 03:22PM

NAPA's tru-stop line TS228 works well too.

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: October 24, 2016 03:36PM

I put the cheapy autozone shoes on y 65 convertible. Works great.

Dave

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: October 24, 2016 04:32PM

Thanks guys. What is the part number for the AutoZone brake shoes for my 62 rampside?

Jack

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 24, 2016 05:04PM

228's iirc





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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: October 24, 2016 05:13PM

Thanks Matt. I looked up #228 brake shoe at Autozone and found the Duralast Brake shoe but what does "iirc" mean?

Thanks,

Jack

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Re:iirc
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 24, 2016 05:34PM

" If I Remember Correctly "





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Re: Re:iirc
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: October 24, 2016 08:12PM

I use the old brake shoes that were common in the 1970's. Picked up a lot of them at swap meets. I know where there are a few on the shelf in the garage, and I will check the numbers, and list them for sale later in the week. I know that I have a box or two of the 1960/1961 shoes, number 111. Not sure what the other numbers are.

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: curt ()
Date: October 25, 2016 07:16AM

I agree, softer lining. I have a set of asbestosis shoes. Are they as easy on the drums as are Clarks or Autozone 228 lirc.

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: October 25, 2016 08:49AM

I have attempted to use the Autozone shoes on several FC's. Every one had the same issue of brake squeal and chatter.
New drums, turned drums, good used drums..... no difference. They are cheap and have a life time warrantee... but unless you want to make a lot of noise and don't mind the chatter.......
I go with NAPA premium or the best quality our venders offer. Cheap shoes are not so cheap if you have to reinstall them several times only to replace them with something decent anyway!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 25, 2016 09:57AM

No noise on LM's





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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: May 05, 2018 09:08PM

I need a set of shoes by next week. Wore out my Clark's shoes from 15 years ago. Has any one used the Duralast Corvair shoes they sell on ebay ?
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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 05, 2018 09:40PM

Those seems to be light colored linings.... 245 246 should be good for LM's





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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: May 06, 2018 12:01AM

Are they relining old cores, or are the linings attached to new shoes?

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 06, 2018 05:38AM

I have had brake noise on FC's long before they came out with the material they have now so it is nothing new. I rather think it is the design of the brake drum as the original shoes were fairly soft and then the brake manufactures started making the linings harder and harder over the years because power brakes made up the difference in pressures needed. As I remember those without power brakes suffered the same as what we complain about today.

Here is what I use and have had good luck with, these are early shoes that I did a write-up on how to make them work. The same goes for any brake shoe you get.



Ken Hand
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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: May 06, 2018 09:34AM

After Ken's original post I went looking and found the following:

a set of old riveted linings on LM shoes with 8" on leading shoe and 9" on trailing.

New bonded shoes with 10" on BOTH leading and trailing shoes.

Book says 9.01" on leading and 9.75" on trailing.

Obviously the contact area area affects the pedal pressure and no wonder so many folks are complaining.

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: curt ()
Date: May 08, 2018 06:17AM

I used Clarks shoes. Have had zero problems with them.

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Re: Brake Shoe Recommendations
Posted by: croderique ()
Date: May 08, 2018 07:34PM

Anyone try Raybestos Organic brake shoes?
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