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Old 06-30-2013, 03:22 PM
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I bought a 1951 Ford F600 dumptruck everything checks out but the brakes. I have to pump them at least twice before i get any pedal and then the brakes work great. we have bled the brakes but it didn't help. Can anyone help get me started in the right direction?
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I'd look at adjusting the brake shoes out some more and if they are already adjusted properly then I'd look at getting a new master cylinder.
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thanks for the info

You were right, my mechanic tried to adjust the back brakes and we found we need new shoes. this is a 2 ton truck so nobody carries a shoe for a 20 inch wheel that is 60 years old. I'm hoping that i can get them relined. thanks for your help
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Linnings should be no problem. You have to go by lenght, width, no. of rivits
dont tell em what its for (could be for a fork lift or something) not important
for a real brake supply place.
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sounds like you should be doing all four corners. linings do, and will, become brittle and dry over time. just because they have a nice thick lining that looks ok--doe not mean they are good.
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Making sure that beast will stop before you worry about other things is an excellent plan . You can get your old shoes relined at a brake and clutch rebuilder in your area if you cant find anything off the shelf .
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