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[T3] Rear brakes binding

Hello.  This in regards to my '63 Notchback rear drum brakes.

I've noticed that after about 40 minutes of driving, the rear brakes begin to bind.  I was doing a bunch of errands this morning before work and I noticed that, by the time I got about a mile from work, the brakes began binding such that I did not have to apply the brakes when stopped at a stoplight.  By the time I reached work, both rear hubcaps were very hot and pedal travel had decreased.

I replaced the e-brake cables last weekend, along with all the rubber brake hoses.  I completely bled the brakes (i.e. changed the fluid) and adjusted all the brake shoes and e-brake at that time per Haynes.  The binding was evident before that work was done, it occurred after only about 15 minutes of driving so I did see an immediate improvement.

I read the archives and it referred to either adjusting the master cylinder pushrod or replacing the rear wheel cylinders.  The pushrod seems to be correctly adjusted.

Both rear brakes seemed to be binding equally but there probably is no way to know that for sure.  There was no brake pull to either side when I applied the brakes, just a noticeable drag.


Thank you,
Everett Barnes
'63 Notch - stock 5-lug drum brakes all around

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