Brakelight (August 1952)

Brakelight (August 1952)

The “Pull a Wheel!” campaign from the 1940s and 1950s played a critical role in stressing the complete inspection of brake systems. Most vehicles of this period had drum brakes.

BRAKE & FRONT END, August 1952: The “Pull a Wheel!” campaign from the 1940s and 1950s played a critical role in stressing the complete inspection of brake systems. Most vehicles of this period had drum brakes. It was possible to see the thickness of friction material on the shoes through inspection holes, but it was impossible to inspect the condition of the entire shoe. Pulling a wheel on some of these applications could be labor intensive and involve adjusting the wheel bearing.

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