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I recently bought a 68 289 convertible with power drum brakes. When I hit the brakes they only grab slightly. As I push on them some more, they all of a sudden REALLY grab. What I'm saying is that the braking is not smooth. Any thoughts. Thanks, Mark
 

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All you can do is make sure each wheel is adjusted equally and all the air bled out. If there's still a problem visually inspect them. I'd just look at them first anyway, then bleed and adjust, or replace them all together since you really don't know their history.
 
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Brakes are very basic. It takes a visual inspection, if you are not capable, then have them looked at. Leaking wheel cylinders will cause the brakes to grab, as wil a leaking axle seal. Both cases make the shoes soaked and they act funny when like that /forums/images/icons/blush.gif)
 
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