The way I was taught to adjust brakes was to simply adjust the shoes until there is a drag when spinning the tire. After you make the first adjustment and there is equal drag on both wheels, with the wheels still on the car, hit the brakes a few times to center the shoes. Then, recheck your adjustment and readjust if necessary.
If you are still getting a pull and you replaced the calipers, are there any problems with the steel brake lines being bent or crimped? Try this, raise the front of the car and spin the wheels one at a time. Have a helper apply the brakes. Are both locking up? Also, do they release when the pedal is released? I want you to try this to help eliminate the rubber brake hoses.
Let me know what you find.
Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 10:53 PM