Re: BA handbrake
re The BA handbrake
Mate i'm a ford technician and without exageration I would have adjusted at least 1000 of these hand brakes. They are a single shoe as you said, yes they are a bad design. I think the main dramama with them is the brake lining material seems to be too soft because we cant use asbestos these days. Also it take bugger all for the inner drum to wear over its maximum diameter of 26.7 or whatever millimetres. You may also need a new set of shoes as the old ones may still look ok though, shoes are cheap considering its a late model vehicle, they are about 30$ and generally even if the inner diameter of the drums are too big a new set of handbrake shoes can solve this problem.
All I can say is have fun and hopefully the tech who adjusted the h/brake wont have done a dodgy and adjusted the cable and has actually adjusted the shoes at the wheels through the hole in the disc rotors.