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Old 01-05-2021, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default ‘34 verses ‘35 brakes

Hello... and hope you all are well....
What is the actual difference between ‘34 and ‘35 front brakes?
I want to improve braking on a ‘30 based speedster but retain mechanical brakes.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: ‘34 verses ‘35 brakes

They ('35 versus '32-'34 front brakes) only share three parts and two of those are fasteners, but whether different is better, that's pretty subjective. Ford turned right around and made further changes in the '36 version, presumably like the '35 changes, to make them better.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:51 PM   #3
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'35 brake shoes/ drums are 1 3/4" wide as opposed to the earlier models that were 1 1/2". 35 drums are ribbed, earlier models aren't
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: ‘34 verses ‘35 brakes

OK ....so besides finding usable parts what’s the biggest challenge
To fitting ‘35 front brakes on my stock ‘30/31 chassis.....
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: ‘34 verses ‘35 brakes

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Hello... and hope you all are well....
What is the actual difference between ‘34 and ‘35 front brakes?
I want to improve braking on a ‘30 based speedster but retain mechanical brakes.
Thanks
Just thinking about upgrading my brakes to hydraulics. Driving it a lot and realizing if you're going drive often and be safe it would make sense. My'35 brakes work well but not good enough for traffic these days. Just saying......
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Old 01-07-2021, 10:04 PM   #6
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Mechanical brakes not a bad way to go.Youll likely have to put new spindles on chassis.Suggest get model A parts catalogue.
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Old 01-08-2021, 11:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: ‘34 verses ‘35 brakes

Thanks....got the three most common Brattons, Snyder’s, Macs....
The last Macs 32 - 48 catalog I had didn’t have much mechanical brake parts...
I wish I could contact someone who has actually made the swap....
Spindle length is a major concern.....
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