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    My parking brake band is worn to the metal and the drum is deeply grooved. I want to have the band relined and the drum turned. Where can I find the specs? How thick for the lining and how much can I have the drum turned?

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    From Appendix 2 of the -34 manual:

    Parking Brake:
    Drum diameter 7.84”
    Lining size 7-31/32” x 2” x 1/4”

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    Quote Originally Posted by brute4c View Post
    From Appendix 2 of the -34 manual:

    Parking Brake:
    Drum diameter 7.84”
    Lining size 7-31/32” x 2” x 1/4”
    I knew it was in there somewhere. You got that thing memorized?

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    Is there any reason to even have the drum turned? The band only really needs to clamp on it anyway.

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    Remember, it is a parking brake and not an emergency brake. For parking, you can live without the drum being turned.
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