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After 8 years and 70000 miles I backed up from my mailbox to swing into my driveway and it made a "funny" noise and I was dragging the right rear tire. Let me do that again maybe it will break free, locked up solid in the middle of the end of the driveway. Nice plug for a little car.

The friction material on the brake shoe had come off. There was still plenty of lining left, The adhesive just gave up the ghost. If you have one of similar vintage you may want to consider new shoes prior to a lock up.

Has anyone else had a similar problem or is this an isolated incident? I have been riding a bike all summer my wife has been using the soft top so the car has been sitting more than it should. Not getting to operating temp often enough is what I blame for this...
 
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