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blackhawk61
08-30-2009, 03:18 PM
I have been thinking about this for some time but was a little intimidated by the technical knowledge involved.....I know there are others out there that feel the same way.
Well....It happened .....I was forced into it by a broken axle on the way to a "cruise-in" last Friday.

Here is a run down on it .....Could not get pics to post.So here is a album Showing broken axle,"the cure",pics of original axle and replacement side by side, Stock backing plate (hole needs to cut out to 2 3/4") Drum after separation from hub(studs pressed out),Grease fittings installed, Installed axle,Drum installed and the "new look" with wheel in place.

Phil gives VERY GOOD instructions AND even encourages You to call back if You have questions (which I did several times)
End play has to be set (like factory)...Just have an assortment of shims ,a dial indicator and a slide hammer axle puller handy....But NO MORE HUB PULLER to get drum off now!...NO more hubs !


If I can do it You can too !......NO more worry about broken axles!
I was lucky ....had just taken off from a stop....Very minor body damage !
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg72/blackhawk61/Broken%20axle/?albumview=grid


1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

Dick Steinkamp
08-30-2009, 03:35 PM
OUCH! :(...did it hurt the fender any?

Actually very little to no technical knowledge to do the switch. Phil provides VERY clear instructions.

The hole in the backing plate needs to be enlarged (doesn't have to be precise)

The drum needs to be pressed off the hub.

Other than that, about the same amount of skill as packing your outer-rear wheel bearings.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/63%20Daytona%20done/PP026-1.jpg

blackhawk61
08-30-2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks Dick ........You posted while I was trying to get photobucket to co-operate

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

StudeRich
08-30-2009, 04:53 PM
Question: since the swagged studs centered the drum, now that they are a loose fit, hub to drum and the center hole is cut out larger than the axle flange, what is going to center the drum on the axle and backing plate? [?]

StudeRich

blackhawk61
08-30-2009, 04:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Question: since the swagged studs centered the drum, now that they are a loose fit, hub to drum and the center hole is cut out larger than the axle flange, what is going to center the drum on the axle and backing plate? [?]

StudeRich


Axles have a flange ring to center them ......Exactly the correct size.

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

StudeRich
08-30-2009, 05:08 PM
OK, if I understand it correctly then the drum's center hole DOES need to be exactly, precisely dead center on the drum! A pretty tricky bit of machine work.

StudeRich

blackhawk61
08-30-2009, 05:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

OK, if I understand it correctly then the drum's center hole DOES need to be exactly, precisely dead center on the drum! A pretty tricky bit of machine work.

StudeRich


That is correct .......They fit REALLY NICE !

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

BobPalma
08-30-2009, 05:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

OK, if I understand it correctly then the drum's center hole DOES need to be exactly, precisely dead center on the drum! A pretty tricky bit of machine work.

StudeRich


:) Rich: I sense you might be confusing the brake drum center hole with the backing plate center hole, as referenced in Dick Steinkamp's earlier post.

Dick is correct about the backing plate center hole enlargement not needing to be precise, but, obviously, that's not the same as the brake drum center hole. :DBP

showbizkid
08-30-2009, 05:27 PM
Ken, what did the kit cost?


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Colgate Studebaker
08-30-2009, 05:27 PM
Did this on my brothers Avanti, only issue I had was the centering ring on the axle is rather shallow and the drum didn't "fit" as tightly as I would have liked. When I mounted the wheel, the drum wanted to roll off the ring and tighten up "crooked". Had to file the ring where the drum peened it over. Other than that they worked great. No more broken axle worries. B.V.

leyrret
08-31-2009, 06:23 AM
The thing I can't understand about fairborn axles is the centering the drum on the axle. The drums are piloted to the studs from the factory so
unless the center hole is centered you will have run out. Check fit off drum on studs.

blackhawk61
08-31-2009, 09:25 AM
NOTE :Drum is fitted to axle.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg72/blackhawk61/Complete.jpg[

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC