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Old 12-09-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Rear brake drums

I am working on a Model A coupe with hydraulic brakes, I need 2 rear brake drums. Does anyone sell new brake drums with new hubs installed ready to go or have any good used ones ?
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear brake drums

Since Model A's did not have hydraulic brakes yours has been converted.
Usually 39-42 or 46-48 ford brakes are used.

if you post Pictures of hub drum and backing plates it would help identify what you have.

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Old 12-10-2016, 09:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Rear brake drums

The drums are available for either the inside or the outside type rear hubs but I don't think they put them together due to the cost of a completed assembly. The hubs are expensive by themselves so this gives the customer a chance to use there old ones but you have to use the correct studs for the application that you have. A person also needs the swaging tool to reset them.
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:44 AM   #4
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Ok thank you, the car is not in my shop right now so I can not take pics. Yes the car has hydraulic brakes.

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Old 12-10-2016, 10:20 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about the downgrade to hydrasulic brakes, because of the fact it has been modified ---even original model A backing plates and drums have been modified to hyd, though as has been mentioned most likely the later 39-41, or 42-48 backing plates were used, your wheel choice shopuld be mentioned because I don't think original wheels fir some of the later drums, and the ones that "fit" need adapter rings to fit A wheel properly
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:25 AM   #6
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Check out MT Car Products web site. 559 652 5840 He has drums, hubs and spacers.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:38 PM   #7
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Ok thank you ! The car has A wheels on it and the owner does not want to convert back to stock A brakes. I will call M T products
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And MT sells new hubs with the modern studs for their drums which are the best out there. Their drums install like modern ones and the studs don't have to be swaged in only pressed in, a very big advantage IMHO. Be assured that hydraulic brakes can be adjusted to work as well as mechanicals.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:46 PM   #9
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Speedway sells some great drums. Outside type only. Use Dorman 610-109 studs with them. They press in and fit the drums. You will need back up rings. Contact me. $40 for a set.
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Old 12-11-2016, 06:50 PM   #10
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Don't forget that '35 Ford rear drums are for wire wheels and 1 3/4" wide, ideal for many hydraulic options. No adapter rings needed. The '35 fronts are a bit more complex fit. I love that simplicity. Seems like the hydraulic fear has spread beyond reason where the use of modified brakes is told with a qualified apology. Go figure. Good Luck: Fred A
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Old 12-11-2016, 06:56 PM   #11
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Since Model A's did not have hydraulic brakes yours has been converted.
Usually 39-42 or 46-48 ford brakes are used
John
Like John said, '42 brakes like the '39s etc. are not self centering like the post-war. It makes a difference. May help if we try to be as accurate as we can when part ID is concerned. Good Luck: Fred A

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Old 12-12-2016, 12:51 AM   #12
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I think it's a good idea.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:02 PM   #13
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:53 AM   #14
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