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Can use a little help. What is the real deal on the brakes on a 65 Valiant.This little car will not stop. Thanks SMOKEY
 
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Whats the engine size in the car?
Does it have a power booster?
Have you gone through the brakes?
When was the last time you bled the brakes?
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Are they nine inch drums? If they are that's you problem. I have a 68 Barracuda that had 9 inchers that would not stop.
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If they are drums, just remember that self-adjusting brakes will only self-adjust when everything is working properly. That means replacing ALL of the hardware when doing a brake job; including the cables and adjusters. That stuff wears out pretty quick.
 

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Did you already check things like oil on the shoes, brake fluid on the shoes, etc? If you've got leaky wheel cylinders, that doesn't do much for stopping power.
 
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