Front Wheel Lock


Steven D. Reich


When one wheel locks with brake shoes against the drum, and it is not the
cylinders, then it is the rubber hose leading to the cylinder. These get
swollen and let brake pressure in, but not out. I suspect the cold water
during a swim constricts them more. If both wheels lock, it still could be
both hoses, but I would think its more likely a problem with the master
brake cylinder as that is the only common link to the front brakes. I know
that the drums can rust, but if the brake linings are not touching the drums
while parked, I do not see how the rust would lock the wheels. The shoes
would just rub until the rust was worn away.


'64 red (CA: AMPHICR)
'64 red (CA: I SWIM 2)
Del Mar, CA

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