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Username Post: 1930 Chevy Front Brakes
Ray P W 
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Reg: 09-30-15
03-07-16 08:44 AM - Post#2613671    
    In response to rusty62

Rusty,

Currently available brake shoes are "organic", meaning not asbestos. Asbestos has a vastly highly friction coefficient than the "organic" crap that has been mandated by law since about 1980. However asbestos friction for a huge variety of shoe and pad applications is abundant on ebay.

My '32 Ford roadster street rod is a rocket but it wouldn't stop with "organic" friction. The front brake setup is a Ford beam axle with original spindles, Aspen/Volare rotors and GM "Metric" calipers. The rear is Ford 10" drums. Pulling the "organic" friction and installing asbestos friction was like adding a power booster, no exaggeration.

Ray W
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