We have 4 wheel bendix brakes(Simple cam design) and they generally call them, 11 inch.
Well we measured ours and they are 10 5/8 inch inside diameter. we purchased 3/16 brake material as quoted on this forum. The problem is, they do not fit inside the drum and not just a little, but a lot?
Has anyone else seen this problem, buying new material smaller than 3/16 would seem to be very hard to rivet?
we also adjusted the cam, so it was not opening the shoes, but there is material on the cam itself, which does put a little pressure on the shoe?
Where Are You From? Wisconsin
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1927 star roadster with a 1929, 6 cylinder engine
I relined the brakes on my 1930 614 2 years ago and ran into the same problem. It has the 2 shoe Steeldraulic brakes. I had new technology racing material riveted to the shoes by a company in California that specializes in racing applications.
In addition to the cam, there is also a second post on the backing plate. I found that I had to loosen the retaining nut on the back of the post to free up clearance. I was also careful to place the correct shoe in the proper orientation. It was a very close fit at best, but the improvement in braking with the high tech lining is impressive!