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    Is there a disadvantage to using NOS pads, or would it be better to try to find newer parts. Do they get hard and ineffective with age? Does any manufacturer use better materials?

    Thanks

    Jim
    Often in error, never in doubt

    ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing
    Jim
    Often in error, never in doubt
    http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

    ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    I'd say the biggest downside is that they probably contain asbestos. Nasty stuff.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Without getting all EPA and scientific....
      Having spent some time in the brake business on the manufacturing end I can add this info.....

      Brake lining material can be all over the place as far as content.
      What you need to decide is the type of use you intend to be putting your vehicle through.

      The newer vehicles tend to need a more aggressive lining to handle the weight load and stopping requirements.
      The aftermarket manufacturers build more aggressive linings (ie: Carbon fibre, etc.) to handle the extra loads and extend pad life.
      But....
      The harder the lining (ie: Carbon fibre...ceramic..)...
      The shorter the disc or drum life.

      The OEM (current OEM, not vintage 50+ year old OEM) linings tend to be 'softer' to give the new vehicle owner a more pleasant stopping experience.
      The OEM's main concern is successfully getting the vehicle through, and out of, the warranty period.

      A lot of HD truck brake lining manufacturers make their material in huge batches.
      After the first batch is made, the trimmings are then ground up and put into the next batch...
      Which makes that batch 'harder', or more aggressive.
      Hence the different grades....

      T'were it me?
      I'd go with the softest lining...Closest to what the OE lining was originally.
      Not for purity sake, but for disc/drum life sake.
      Few here will drive, or load, their Stude that aggressively to where they 'need' the higher end brake linings.
      Save your money for ZDDP and the correct color anti freeze
      HTIH
      Jeff[8D]



      quote:Originally posted by jlmccuan

      Is there a disadvantage to using NOS pads, or would it be better to try to find newer parts. Do they get hard and ineffective with age? Does any manufacturer use better materials?
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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      • #4
        Thanks for the inside tip, Jeff!


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        Clark in San Diego
        '63 F2/Lark Standard
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        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5

          OEM Avanti pads were semi Metallic. Should stop very nicely!


          Bob Johnstone
          www.studebaker-info.org

          64 GT Hawk
          55 President State Sedan
          70 Avanti (R3)
          64 GT Hawk (K7)
          1970 Avanti (R3)

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          • #6
            Thanks for the confimation.

            Jim
            Often in error, never in doubt

            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing
            Jim
            Often in error, never in doubt
            http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by jlmccuan

              Is there a disadvantage to using NOS pads, or would it be better to try to find newer parts. Do they get hard and ineffective with age? Does any manufacturer use better materials?
              No scientific evidence to back me up, but I think NOS pads work better than aftermarket. The original pads on my '64 Daytona Wagonaire lasted 75,000 miles. The parts store replacements- 10,000. New Studebaker replacements for the 10k pads- still on the car at 130,000- work just fine. For several Avantis on which I replaced pads over the years I used J.C. Whitney pads, $9.98 a set in the early '70s. They worked very well. Just used the last set a couple years ago.

              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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