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    Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    I need to replace the brake shoes on both rear wheels. Moss's site refers to a "set" but does not tell me whether a "set" covers both wheels or whether I need to order two "sets". Customer Service is closed and I would like to place the order tonight--does anyone know the answer to this so I don't stay up all night wondering?

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    I need to replace the brake shoes on both rear wheels. Moss's site refers to a "set" but does not tell me whether a "set" covers both wheels or whether I need to order two "sets". Customer Service is closed and I would like to place the order tonight--does anyone know the answer to this so I don't stay up all night wondering?
    Michael,

    The picture on the website shows 4 shoes (Below), so common sense would dictate a rear set is 4 shoes!




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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    Just like when you buy brake pads for any car, they come with enough to do the entire job (ie front or rear). So yes it will have 4 shoes to do the rear

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    Whew, now I can go to sleep with the reasonable expectation that four shoes are headed my way, though I'm not sure how much common sense counts for these days.

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    Linings should always go on as a set (both sides) since there are variations in compounds, wear, and compression. Uneven braking can occur. Same for front pads.
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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    Though I plan to replace the shoes on both sides the right side is worn a lot more due to a faulty adjustor on that brake. A notch/shoulder has developed in it which causes the front static end of the upper brake shoe to ride against the drum even when the brakes are not activated. So after only 63 years of service I'll have to be replacing the adjustors as well.

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    Though I plan to replace the shoes on both sides the right side is worn a lot more due to a faulty adjustor on that brake. A notch/shoulder has developed in it which causes the front static end of the upper brake shoe to ride against the drum even when the brakes are not activated. So after only 63 years of service I'll have to be replacing the adjustors as well.
    Boy, what cheap parts; you'd think they could make something to last!

    Although, having *just* turned 63 myself, I'm thing that a few of my adjusters are getting worn out too...

    I must agree with Bob; brake friction materials__pads/shoes__are always sold, and should be installed as axle-sets. Unless there is virtually no wear__as in less than a few months in service__I treat tire replacement the same way (my wife's X5 's tires have an unnatural, yet magnetic attraction to drill-screws, since there's still a lot of construction around here...).
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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    In PA you cannot change one side. HAS TO BE BOTH WHEELS.

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    In PA you cannot change one side. HAS TO BE BOTH WHEELS.
    Are you referring to brake linings or tyres as Randy mentioned? (Or both)?

    If tyres, can you take one wheel to a tyre shop for fitting?

    Danny

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    G'day again Mike, would you share the method that you use to replace the adjusters. I am about to undertake this job (after 64 years in my case) and am a bit concerned about how to go about it. The adjuster kit that I have is for a Landrover and are identical to those on my BN1, and by the way the kit does both sides!
    Forty nine years in one 100, still going strong!

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    As a side note: Old Brake Shoes make great Wheel Chucks.

    Ray(64BJ8P1)

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    Re: Moss Motors rear brake "set"

    I installed the new shoes and adjusters today--it was the usual PITA getting the springs to stay in place while I levered the shoes over the wheel cylinders and adjusters but all went together okay and the new brakes work fine.

    Pan--installing the adjusters was simply a matter of removing the two bolts and washers from the rear of the backing plate, knocking the old adjuster out and putting the new one in. A bit of wheel bearing grease on each of the moveable pistons keeps things in place while getting the shoes seated. Be sure to turn the adjuster screw all the way out so that the pistons are in as far as possible which makes getting the shoes in place less difficult. Let me know if this answers your question.

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