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I'm starting to think I'm going to live with the drum brakes. Back in my 20s I had a '65 Newport with a single pot master cylinder and booster. I drove that car for probably 7 years without issue. At least my Newyorker has a double pot cylinder with a booster. I may look into a new set of shoes from Mobileparts.

I have learned to live with the drum brakes on my '67 New Yorker, as I REALLY wanted to keep the 14" wheels and "turbine" wheel covers (see attached) . For the flatland suburban highway/in-town cruising I d they're fine. Yes they grab, but you get used to it. I won't be doing any mountain climbing with it, but don't have much occasion to do that anyway. It pays to get original style (Bendix, OEM) brake shoes, MUCH better than the newer (often Chinese made) ones out there, smoother/better stopping. Good luck.

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I have learned to live with the drum brakes on my '67 New Yorker, as I REALLY wanted to keep the 14" wheels and "turbine" wheel covers (see attached) . For the flatland suburban highway/in-town cruising I d they're fine. Yes they grab, but you get used to it. I won't be doing any mountain climbing with it, but don't have much occasion to do that anyway. It pays to get original style (Bendix, OEM) brake shoes, MUCH better than the newer (often Chinese made) ones out there, smoother/better stopping. Good luck.

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Nice looking Newyorker. I drive mine to and from work, 14 mile round trip. It's right through town, a lot of traffic lights. I also take it to camp numerous times throughout the summer, 140 mile round trip. The first part is a lot of twisty, turny, up and down hills. I just give myself plenty of room between me and the car in front of me. The rest of it is four lane.
 

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Nice looking Newyorker. I drive mine to and from work, 14 mile round trip. It's right through town, a lot of traffic lights. I also take it to camp numerous times throughout the summer, 140 mile round trip. The first part is a lot of twisty, turny, up and down hills. I just give myself plenty of room between me and the car in front of me. The rest of it is four lane.
My '67 has made a "sedan fan" out of me - yours is quite nice, as well, I hope to see it in person sometime. I'd say watch for brake fade on the "down" part of that drive, and you'll be fine.
 
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When you use your car as a taxi cab in Manhattan, then maybe you need some $ 1000 each Brake Pads / Brake Shoes.....

Other than that, +++ N.O.S. +++ Asbestos +++ is Best..
 
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