Drum brake problem...
Found myself losing my brake pedal on my rarely driven '69 chevelle. Things got worse and the front started pulling left (into oncoming traffic!). First thing I found was fluid low in front of master cylinder. Second thing I found was a "wet" end of the left front brake hose. Third thing I found when I pulled off left front tire and drum housing was brake fluid all over shoes and running down inside of tire.
I bit the bullet and changed the left wheel cylinder and hydraulic brake hose. Filled master cylinder, bled passenger front then driver front. Wiped brake shoes with a rag and noticed shoes on drivers side front are worn more than passenger front.
Adjusted front brakes. Backed out and "self-adjusted" a few times. Stopped fine once or twice, but when I got a few miles down the road, Same problem, pulling to the Left! Faster I went, more danger.
Got her home safely, pulled rear tires, drums, cylinders fine.
Do I (Should I) replace the front end brake shoes so left and right are even Steven? Did that fluid in left front drum and shoes ruin the shoes? I even tried adjusting the right front "tighter" to compensate for the left front pull but It still pulls to left (and lock up)...
Sorry for the novel from a novice but any help appreciated!