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Chucks Stude
02-26-2007, 02:04 PM
Anyone have a finned rear brake drum for a 62 GT, non disc brakes that they are willing to sell[^]? I have one that is egg shaped. Makes it tough to stop. SASCO doesn't have them (at least that is what the online thing says):(.

studeclunker
02-27-2007, 06:16 PM
Would that be the same as on a '63 Daytona Wagon?

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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

N8N
02-27-2007, 07:49 PM
If it's a V-8, yes. I think all the GT's had finned drums, yes? So he would probably want one from a car with finned drums.

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studeclunker
02-28-2007, 02:46 AM
Yes, I got the finned drums part, Nathan. My wagon has them all round. As in front and rear.

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

64V-K7
02-28-2007, 06:15 AM
All brake drums are cast iron and subject to being knocked out of round. Even new ones get dropped and damaged. If your drum still has a good bit of that beveled edge, on the inside lip, which shows the service life, it would pay you to try and prang it back and have them turned.

Chucks Stude
02-28-2007, 07:56 AM
I will try that first.

dave smith
03-01-2007, 06:52 PM
I may have couple soon if you need them

Roscomacaw
03-02-2007, 01:50 PM
Here's a tip - do not trust the amount of "bevelled edge" you can see as a determination of the amount of meat left in a drum. The ONLY way to know for sure is to use a brake drum caliper. I've seen drums with virtually NO tapered edge that had less than .030" wear to them. The initial castings varied greatly before they were subjected to the lathe that would cut their face to them. Consider too, that there were lots of aftermarket drums made that weren't subject to whatever standards Studebaker might have had for parts.
I recently sold a front V8 drum to a fella and sent it via UPS. He thereafter contacted me to say that it was already worn too far to use. I asked him if he'd actually measured it like I had done before I sent it to him. Of course, he had not.[:I] He ended up using it just fine.;)

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Roscomacaw
03-02-2007, 01:53 PM
BTW, car drums can tolerate turning on a lathe to an oversize of .060

Stock Stude 1/2ton truck drums can be turned to .100 over! Brake shops will argue with you about this until you show them where it says that in the shop manual.;)

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