View Full Version : New Brakes Work Wonders

11-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Hey y'all,

Had my Daytona's brake system completely redone a couple months ago: New shoes, lines, drums, hoses, etc. Everything but the Master Cylinder.

Prior to that, I was getting this terrible "clunking" sound in the rearend when I would change directions (forward to reverse and vice-versa). I just knew I was going to be forking out some significant bucks for a rearend rebuild or at least have to install new universals. But since the brake rebuild... no more clunking.

Apparently the rear brakes were binding really badly, causing the clunk as they "unstuck" themselves. I'm so releived....

Just wanted to update ya.

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

11-30-2006, 04:30 PM
Cool Deal, Jim!:D Your speculating as to the cause sounds plausible and even moreso since it's cured with the rebuild.

In some cases, such a noise can be from the hubs not being installed correctly and the consequent ruining of the keyways in the hub & axle.[8]
Other things, like the looseness you feared or a bad U-joint in the driveshaft could also cause such a noise. I say all this because it would be wrong for someone reading this to make a judgement call based soley on your experience.
Some clunking noise can even be expected (when changing direction) on cars fitted with self-adjusters.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

12-03-2006, 07:04 AM
Good info, Mr.B! Thanks.

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

12-03-2006, 08:16 AM
So, when are you gonna drive that drop top over to Hazlehurst for us to see? [8D]


Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT



12-08-2006, 12:20 PM
Spring will be here for ya know it. :D

quote:Originally posted by mbstude

So, when are you gonna drive that drop top over to Hazlehurst for us to see? [8D]

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible