Brake Shoe Size

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  1. Renton5

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    Hello!
    I have a '71 Mav, 2-door, with a 200-engine.
    I'll be replacing all the brake shoes, but I have no idea what size
    they are. The wheels are the same size, so I don't have to worry
    about different sizes shoes. Looking at Rock Auto, there are
    several choices: 9”, 9x2¼”, 10”, 10x 2¼”, 10x1¾”
    How can I determine which one I need before removing them?

    There are two different types of brake shoes--Bonded and Riveted,
    is one better than the other?

    I don't drive the car much, maybe a few times a month. I may
    take it on the freeway occasionally.

    I'm considering Raybestos, Bendix, and Wagner--are they all about
    the same?

    Thank you Maverick/Comet cousins!
    Bye,
    Daniel
     
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    You need to measure what you got before ordering new parts. 9" are for early 6 cyl...10" for V8 and late 6 cyl REAR DRUM. Front shoes are wider than rear shoes. Riveted is better than bonded in my book. Raybestos, Bendix, and Wagner are all good names.
     
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    A 70-'72 with 170/200 should have 9 x 2¼ in front & 9 x 1¾ in rear.

    Still, should measure before ordering... Ford Master Parts lists two different numbers for rear, both are 1¾.
     
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    Riveted means the brake pad is riveted to the shoe, bonded means it is glued to the shoe. If unsure just remove one of the rear wheels and the drum and measure it without removing from the car.
     
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    I prefer Riveted. If this is your first time brake replacement. If I were you I would recommend all new hardware and front rubber brake hoses.
     
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    and wheel cylinders...:thumbs2:
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Looks pretty straight forward, the 10" drums are five lug and yours should be four which would be 9".

    Might as well do the rear hose as well.
     
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    That's what I do. Replace wheel cylinders and all rubber hose's and all new brake hardware. On my daily drivers I always replace the brake hoses every other time I replace the brake pads. People don't realize the brake hoses wear from the inside. Hoses look good on the outside but as the rubber on the inside wears thin. Then you apply the brakes and the fluid won't return to the master cylinder causing the brake to lock up. I have seen a couple catch on fire because of this.
     
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    Hello My Mav and Comet Cousins!
    Thank you all for the great advice!
    Yes, I'll be replacing EVERYTHING!
    I do have a question: I bought a Dorman Master Cylinder at least five
    years ago, it's been in the box, in my apartment all this time. I can't
    see any reason why it wouldn't still be good, right?

    I also bought replacement hoses at the same time. When I got these,
    I thought I'd have enough money to get everything else, but my work
    slowed considerably in the last few years...and now too, but it's time
    to be safe on the road, gotta do it!
    Bye,
    Daniel
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I wouldn't think twice about it, put it on and get that car on the road!
     
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    Totally agree!
     

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