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04-10-2010, 06:45 PM
I have 2 brand new 9 inch rear brake drums. They are stamped :
Made In Canada and C10-1210. Since they were in a Studebaker and have a 4.5 inch bolt pattern,that is what they are? The car they were in is a 61 lark,259 V8, 3 speed with OD. The rear looks like a model 27 even though it is a V8. (V45T49- Think I am missing a number toward the end).Thanks for any help.

04-10-2010, 09:57 PM
The Drums are for a 6 Cyl. model, V8's are 10 in. the numbers are not Studebaker, they belong to the Mfg. so could be NOS Wagner or Budd or aftermarket.

Studebakers without a 289 do not have model 44 Axles, so your 27 would be correct for a 6 or 8 Cyl. Lark. [:0]


04-11-2010, 06:33 AM
Thanks Rich! I had wondered if the lower powered V8 cars used the little axle. The 11 inch drums were just used on wagons and Jet Thrust cars,right?
Since these are too small for any of my cars,if anyone needs a pair of new 9 inch drums,you can have the pair for $60 plus shipping. Thanks again Rich.

04-11-2010, 01:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

The 11 inch drums were just used on wagons and Jet Thrust cars,right?

Not exactly!
A Lark or Hawk being Jet Thrust Engine Powered has nothing to do with the brakes unless it happens to be a "Package Car" or ordered with Disc. Brakes those came with Power Disc. Front Brakes with finned
11 in. rear drums, and are the ONLY setup to have 11 in. rear drums.

A 289 or a wagon would have finned 11 in. Front & finned 10 in. rears, and a R1, R2 COULD have the same.

Standard 259 V-8 cars have 11 in. front & 10 in. rear SMOOTH drums.

That leaves the 6's with just 10 in. Front & 9 in. smooth rears.


04-11-2010, 01:32 PM
I might take those drums, just to have spare set. I put new brakes shoes on my car when I rebuilt the wheel cylinders and the drums were in great shape, original shoes were still on the car. Could you send me a couple of photos of the drums?

David King

1964 Studebaker Commander
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (615)
1966 Pontiac GTO convertible

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04-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Thanks David but a local guy grabbed them up. And Rich,thanks for explaining all that!