A Studebaker Reference Guide

Brake Tips

This is a list of brake related tips/tricks:

  • When changing brakes, change the wheel cylinders and replace the old hardware with a kit.
  • On drum brakes, the short lining goes to the front of the vehicle.
  • Grease the rests on which the brake shoes ride on the baking plate.
  • Resurface the brake drums, the size is printed on the outside of the drum.
  • Use brake drum cleaner on the brake shoes after they are on to get ride of dust and oil.
  • Before installing a new master cylinder, pre-bleed the system.
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