Narrower brake shoes on '66 chevy II..

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Narrower brake shoes on '66 chevy II..

Post by sc2dave » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:53 pm

'66 Chevy II drums all around. It calls for 2" wide shoes in the rear and 2.5" on the front. I ordered some and I got the rears correct but the fronts also were 2" Can I still get away with 2"? I don't want the hassle of repackaging,going to post office,etc. It's only a 194 6cyl. and I won't be racing it.
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Re: Narrower brake shoes on '66 chevy II..

Post by BirdMan » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:20 am

I would think in a panic situation on ice or rain slick road the rear end would come around after locking up.
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Re: Narrower brake shoes on '66 chevy II..

Post by sc2dave » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:23 am

BirdMan wrote:I would think in a panic situation on ice or rain slick road the rear end would come around after locking up.
That probably happens on almost any non-abs equipped car.

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Re: Narrower brake shoes on '66 chevy II..

Post by psychomotors » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:57 am

They should be fine but if they are the long shoe and short shoe type, just order another set and install all long shoes in the front for a little additional stopping power. It's an old trick a lot of guys use for the rear but I don't see a reason not to use it up front.
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