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skidmarks 07-26-2018 08:43 PM

1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Took a stock 32 front suspension apart, one of the drums had left hand studs. They look original . Is that correct or a replacement?

DavidG 07-26-2018 11:24 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Lincolns of the period, yes; Fords, no.

skidmarks 07-27-2018 08:45 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

So its a 32 ford drum that someone installed Lincoln studs, or that the entire drum interchanges between a 32 ford and a 32 lincoln ?

DavidG 07-27-2018 10:41 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

They do not interchange. The Lincoln brake drum makes the Ford drum look like an overgrown tea cup by way of comparison. The average '32 Lincoln weighed twice as much as the average '32 Ford, but not withstanding the Lincoln had the better brakes.

Bubsyouruncle 07-28-2018 09:41 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

From an engineering point of view, left-hand threads make a great deal of sense in certain applications. Anyone who has a table saw deals with left hand threads. In building an automobile, it creates additional costs and confusion. And these days, the clowns with their high-torque impact wrenches could screw you up real good, real fast.


Didn't Chrysler use left hand threads on their offerings years ago? Or is my memory faulty?

John R 07-28-2018 09:58 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Most Chrysler products in the 60s used left hand threads on one side. Also, some early 60s models of Pontiac, Olds and Buick used them.

JSeery 07-28-2018 10:03 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Heavy duty trucks (pickups) used them.

texas webb 07-28-2018 10:40 PM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Mopars in the 50's also.

V8COOPMAN 07-29-2018 07:57 AM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Dad's '37 Dodge had 'lefties', too. DD

skidmarks 07-29-2018 08:36 AM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

Some buicks with the finned front drums had left hand lug bolts.

This drum was in good shape and you can see the L on the end of the stud but the lug nuts use 3/4 instead of 13/16.

First time i ever ran into it on a early ford

Tony, NY 07-29-2018 08:42 AM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

My '59 Caddy has left hand thd.

RalphM 07-29-2018 10:02 AM

Re: 1932 front drum left hand studs
 

At my work we still get plenty of trucks and trailers that use Budd wheels with LH thimbles/ nuts.


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