Fantastic..I spent the past 20 minutes reading your work detail and viewing the pics..Do u have any plans for the brakes? Any idea on man hours spent, researching, ordering, disassembly, etc...What a great blog for the rest of us..Thanks..GM
No plans for the brakes other than messing with them till I get it right, I have "arc'd" the shoes to the drums, spent time fine tuning the brake arms link to apply at the same time and have the heavy duty cable. Biggest issue is the drum is slightly out of round so I get a little pulsation when braking hard. Might call around to see if someone can turn the hub with the laced rim intact. The rear works very well and I'm able to use it in conjunction with the front for pretty effective balanced braking. Never kept track of time involved on everything, too much to the point of being "obsessed" probably
Good luck. I have the same issue with my front brake. The hub is slightly out of round. I'm in Chicagoland and have had no luck finding someone to turn my drum.