I went shopping for some brake shoes for my WM. I figured it would be easy. Oh well!
I know they are riveted on. I thought I could handle that.
I did find a guy in the US who does every matter of brake linings. Plus any custom work.
He has quoted me $90.00 USD per drum. Since it appears brake linings are hard to come by, is this a reasonable sum.
$90USD is about £65 pounds.
Charlie, I don't know where you are but I'd say that is rather steep pricing for brake shoes. You don't need the 'correct' linings, a proper brake repair shop will select the correct material from sheet stock and bond them on, a much more efficient process than riveting. Here in the UK try Villiers Services in Birmingham. I have had a couple of sets done by them recently and I'm very pleased. And under half the price you quoted!
Bonding linings to M20 shoes can be problematic. Some M20 shoes have a zinc content and several of us have had distorted shoes from the heat during the bonding process. Better that they are riveted or entrusted to a firm like https://saftek.co.uk/ who understand the problem and have a safe way of bonding them. Ron
I thought the price was very high. Not sure why he is asking so much. I do have to ask if he bonds or rivets.
HE is probably using asbestos linings and included the price of safe disposal of your old linings.
a friends son is a demolisher and he told me a while back that a fibro / plaster board house is nearly twice as expensive to demolish as a double brick house because of the asbestos .
The brake shop where I get mine done charges $ 70 ( Aus ) per wheel