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Michael_e 03-01-2017 08:59 PM

1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

Hi again,

2 questions:

What is the maximum inside diameter for the front brake drum before it needs to be replaced? - 1939 Ford coupe with original wide 5 wheel studs.

Is anyone selling new replacement drums for the above car?

Thanks,

Mike

Tinker 03-01-2017 09:02 PM

Re: 1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

To my thinking, 80 over is the limit.

No one is making new wide fives drums or wheels, that I'm aware of.

V8COOPMAN 03-01-2017 09:06 PM

Re: 1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

12.060" MAX........gospel! '37 thru '39 will all work. DD

Tinker 03-01-2017 09:22 PM

Re: 1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8COOPMAN (Post 1436678)
12.060" MAX........gospel! '37 thru '39 will all work. DD

I can agree with the 60 over, if the drums were plentiful. Maybe they are. I'll keep my fingers crossed for 4 NOS drums, but I have little hope.

Make sure you find a experience drum cutter. These won't chuck up on a 1" lathe and sometimes they like to over cut them.

V8COOPMAN 03-01-2017 09:27 PM

Re: 1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

Has nothing to do with plentiful. It's the law! You really don't want to rear-end someone who ends-up with "whiplash", and his insurance company WILL find those over-cut drums. You won't like the outcome. To each his own! DD

Tinker 03-01-2017 09:34 PM

Re: 1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8COOPMAN (Post 1436695)
Has nothing to do with plentiful. It's the law! You really don't want to rear-end someone who ends-up with "whiplash", and his insurance company WILL find those over-cut drums. You won't like the outcome. To each his own! DD

If your right, then I will always suggest .060 over.

Tinker 03-03-2017 01:53 PM

Re: 1939 Ford wide 5 front brakes
 

After doing some research on my own, I'll eat crow on this one and like it.

I've read on threads before that .080 was okay. I do not want to further bad information or more importantly give any advice that is unsafe. So if anyone is reading this... .060 is the limit. as coop mentioned.

Now I'll just sprinkle some lawry's on my lunch.

http://collision.alldata.com/online2...ely_turned.htm


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