After replacing the rear brake lines on my 1965 Buick Wildcat (4-wheel drums), I took it in to have all four tires replaced.
When I dropped it off at the shop, the brakes were fine, but when I picked the car up afterward, the car now shakes when I brake. It's a pulsing sensation at low speeds (30mph and below) but between 30 and 50 it's a very noticeable shudder and above 50 the car shakes violently.
After I got home, I discovered that the parking brake was depressed one "click" -- not enough to illuminate the idiot light and I didn't notice any drag while driving. My suspicion is that the pedal got bumped by the tech. I don't know whether that may have been enough to do something.
Regardless, I called the shop and they said they didn't touch the brakes at all when they did the tires. I took it back to them, they pulled the drums and said everything looks fine.
As a footnote, when I took the car in, there were P205/70R15s on the front and P235/60R15s on the back (it's a long story). These were replaced with P235/75R15s which was a good visual match for the H78-15 I had in the trunk. I don't know whether the change in size could play a part.
The work was done at a chain tire-and-battery place so I know they don't work on these very often and may not know what to look at or for. How should I go about identifying the root of the problem?
I did some looking around last night and found that some of the weights on the inside of the wheels are smashed up against the drums:
The lug nuts appear to be tight and centered all the way around, but I'm wondering whether these weights are acting as shims and at least one of the wheels isn't actually seated properly.