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What are you guys spending on rear shoes and flex disc?

I am taking my car in to have the front flex disc replaced and the shoes on the rear brake drums. I know prices vary greatly but I was hoping to do some comparing with you guys who have had this work performed by your shop. I lost my garage space for all practical purposes a year ago so have been having most work done at my mechanic.

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$200 to have shoes relined plus 2-hrs labor so around $400.
Also quoted 2-hrs labor for the flex disc even tho it doesn't seem difficult to reach, is this accurate? I didn't get the price for the actual piece yet.

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New here to vintage mercedes - just bought a 1965 190C.

My rear drivers side wheel was smoking the other day so I took it apart to see what was going on. The return spring was broken and the shoes had nothing left on them.

I was searching for replacement parts with no luck - I may have to reline my shoes too.

Where is everyone finding their parts? I know there is Mercedes Classic, local vintage mercedes repair shops, ebay, etc… Is there an online parts places?

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Miller's Inc has them for $160 a set. Miller's Inc.
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2 hours for flex disc is too high , 1 would be plenty . you can have the rear shoes relined at a local brake shop .are you redoing the wheel cylinders ??
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Thanks All - I kind of highjacked this thread.

I called Miller and they don't have relined sets on the shelves. They said people were not sending back their cores even with a $300 core charge!!

I asked some friends and found a place they can reline them locally.

As for the wheel cylinders i'm just gong to purchase new ones for $55 each. Only question is which bore is my cylinder 19.05mm or 23.8mm. I have a 65 190C.

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Ed, call any mercedes friendly parts store and have your VIN. They should be able to tell which ones you need.

I buy from Stahl Mercedes in Monterey (That is the email address. Not sure what sign they have in the front.) One phone call, and i have the parts in a couple of days. (I usually talk to Ken.)

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Millers doesn't have rear brake shoes. I purchased relined shoes for $150 + tax with exchange, more if no cores. (for my 63 Fintail)

Pacific Brake Bond, Inc, 605-B east Garvey, Monterey Park, CA 91754 626-280-1565. I think they are on ebay as PBRAKE. I was completely satisfied with them.

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To update, it turned out my rear shoes were fine so didn't need to do that work but mine would have been sent to a local shop to be relined as that is available easily to me. I already had my rear wheel cylinders replaced last year.
My flex disc, if I recall, came in at 1-hr anyway.

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So I took my brake shoes to a local shop that relines them and they pointed out that one of the shoe was bent in several places. All I can think about was A. where to find a replacement and B. its going to cost me a lot of money.

Anyway he heads to the back of the shop to see if they can straighten it out. 10mins goes by and then he walks back with a genuine mercedes core. Turns out he had a spare sitting on the shelves for years. Ok now I'm thinking its going to cost an arm and a leg - nope $50. And the relining is $24/shoe.

Total cost $100

Now I need to find wheel cylinder thrust pins. I need two. Does anyone have some for sale?

I'll call Stahl Mercedes in Monterey as well - Thanks for the recommendation Brett!

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Ed,

Ask for Ken, and mention that I told you. It's Mercedes of Monterey, and also Stahl Mercedes. 888 375 2456


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