Studebaker Brakes, Primary Shoe

Brad Bez

Only self energizing shoes has (sic) the short shoe to the front. A quick rule of thumb is if the shoes are connected together with a floating adjuster then they are self energizing. If one end is anchored to the backing plate then they are not.
Primary Shoe with Self Energizing servo brakes


Bob Schmidt

The brake (below) in question is a Lockheed non-servo, NOT a Bendix duo-servo (above). The longer lining always goes to the FRONT, matching the larger wheel cylinder piston.
Primary Shoe with NON-Self Energizing servo brakes


Further info

1935-1953 Brakes
(Motors manual)