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I don't thnk it's the brake drum design that causes the sticking problem on these cars, I think it is due more to the material used in the shoe friction linings. Seemingly, some friction materials even have a metallic component, although whether this causes the shoe to bond more readily with the drum overnight I'm not sure. 

In the good ol' days, I drove 85k miles in my Fiesta and never had the rear brake drums serviced. My local garage did adjust the hand brake a couple of times for the MOT but that was all that was needed. The drums, as far as I remember, never stuck to the shoes unless the car sat for an extended period of time. The friction material probably contained a high proportion of asbestos at the time.
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