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Hi Clive If you take the wheel out and look at the linings, what percentage of the linings has cleaned up? If the drum is glazed, a rub round with some medium emery cloth can help it bed down. I use two cables from a lever mounted compensator, but have reduced the cam width to increase the applied effort. To set up a brake for optimum efficiency is a bit time consuming. Make sure drums are true. Skim if not. Measure size. Put new racing grade linings on shoes over thickness. Put 0.010″ shim on top of cam faces. Turn linings to same size as drum. Take out packers, Chamfer linings but leading edge at 45 degrees as you want some self servo. Then you have done everything so after that you only have the power of prayer.