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51 F1 Brake Shoes

For the rear brakes it appears that the short brake goes in the back. Is this correct? Which way do they go on the front?

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Check manual. Bendix type, short shoe goes forward. Those are a later design, '51 goes back a ways ... Going from memory, other types - maybe Lockheed - is the opposite.
 
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Thanks for the reply.
I don't have the manual in front of me but it did show the secondary shoe going in the back on the rear brakes. I mostly want to verify which way they go on the front.
 
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Looks to me like Bendix type brakes starting in '48

Look at the design, the servo or "self actuating" mechanism deals with the anchor pin. The short shoe is in front, during braking it will tend to rotate in the direction of travel, and force the rear or secondary shoe against the anchor pin, exerting a lot more braking force on the rear shoe. Here's a thread on a similar question at Ford Barn:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...1451&showall=1
 
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Thanks! That helped a lot.
Whoever put the rear brakes on before I got the truck put the short shoes on as the secondary.
 
 
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