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57 220S brake repair question

I am working on a 220s, 1957 style. I am wondering whether it is OK to reuse the asbestos washers on the brake self-adjuster mechanisms, if they are not cracked or broken. They cost about $12 each and there are 16 on the car (two per brake shoe), so buying new ones is not an attractive idea if it is OK to just reuse the ones I have.

Anyone around with that kind of experience?

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Reuse the existing washers.
It's all about getting and holding spring tension.
I've had that self adjusting system on a 220SE W111.

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