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Old October 16th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: Brake system rebuild

Getting everything all new is probably a waste of money & work.
just replace the worn outparts
the important trick with these old school drum brakes is knowing how to properly adjust them.
IDK the superbeetle. My '61 has separate adjusters for each shoe.
8 shoes + 8 adjusters
it takes real time and patience to get them all adjusted properly
once the system is bled & adjusted these brakes are great
BTW I bought the cheap chineese drums and shoes at appletree & they are fine
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