Sid Hiatt

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  1. When I received the new drums they were ruff grind, took them and had them turned smooth , no grease on shoes or drums, the shoes are installed correct , the wheel bearings are torque correct, the backing plates are smooth, it just doesn't make any sense. Yes the pull is under braking , no pulling either way when car is moving only on stopping. The pass side is adjusted with slight or no shoe to drum contact the driver side has more drag than right side. Did not have this problem with old shoes and wore out drums . Thanks, SID
  2. The brakes shoes are installed right , going to check every thing again and bled see if that does anything. THANKS ,Sid
  3. Having trouble with the brakes on my 55 , I've replaced the 4 drums new, shoes, wheel cylinders, new springs, retainers and now when I drive it pulls to the right , have bleed the brakes, adjusted the brakes till I am blue in the face and can not fix, I have checked the front end everything seems to be OK ,no movement in wheel up or down or back in forth ,car drives well no drifting side to side . the reason I did this brake work the shoes were wore out and the Drums were to big diameter, had to much taken out. I have also replaced the brake lines with new stainless lines. I'm at a loss as what to do to fix. Any Ideas as what can be the problem or where to look . Hope you guys can help. (P.S the car did not pull either way before brake work.) Thanks, SID
  4. Will try and put some grease on them when I reinstall , looks like to me the grease would not stay long. I filed down the high spots . I did not have this problem before installing new drums the old ones had way to much taken out of them and could not be used. I bought all new stainless brake lines and took it to a shop to have them install because I don't have a lift, they told me my driver side brake was making a noise when the brake was applied I did not hear it , told them to fix. they said the retainer springs that hold the shoes to the backing plate were to long and said that that was what was rubbing , installed shorter one and they said that fixed it. car has been body shop and trim shop for 8 months and never drove the car after the brake were supposed to be fixed. When I removed the drums on the front to check what was rubbing the metal that holds the shoes were rubbing on drum. So you can see how this all came about . Thanks SID
  5. Where the shoes rest are worn and have made ridges been having trouble with the shoes moving, when brakes are applied they move and are rubbing the outside of drum. the drums are new after market , the shoes are 2/ 1/4 inches wide and the drums are 2/1/2 inches wide ,I have replaced the shoes, drums the only thing not replaced is the backing plates. Any Ideas to what can be causing the shoes to move all the hard ware that holds the shoes are new also. Thanks Sid
  6. I need to buy new front brake shoe backing plates for my 55 Buick Century are they available ? if so where at? Thanks for your help. SID
  7. Thanks for the reply,On the back of the bar there are 4 mounting holes that are not on center with the bar ,I need to know if the offset is towards the hood or towards the bumper. Thanks, Sid
  8. After being in chrome shop jail for over 20 months I am trying to put the grill and all the other pieces back together when looking at the center bar I see the mounting holes are off set not on center with the bar, what way does the bar mount with the offset towards the hood or towards the bumper? I am mounting this in my garage and can't stand back and get a good look at it. Thanks for the help SID
  9. It would be easier to replace with new, will have to remove old wire and soder before I can rewire and soder the new wire to switch. Sid, no easy way on this car so far.
  10. I need to replace or rebuilt the turn signal switch, can the switch be bought? Sid
  11. I sprayed some w d40 on switch and let it soak overnight and it came loose, now the blook says to remove shield at steering column ,looks like to me there are a lot of things have to removed to remove shield am I right? The book doesn't show shield ,not a real good design on removal of switch. Sid
  12. Thanks for the reply and on the other instructions, I can not get cylinder out by the way the book says to do it won't budge
  13. I am rewiring my 55 century and need to remove ignition tumbler and have tried to remove like the book says and it wont budge , I was wondering if any of you have had this and have away to remove? Thank You, SID