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  • Rear Brake Drum

    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).

  • #2
    Would that be the same as on a '63 Daytona Wagon?


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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        Yes, I got the finned drums part, Nathan. My wagon has them all round. As in front and rear.


        Lotsa Larks!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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        • #5
          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.
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          • #6
            I will try that first.

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            • #7
              I may have couple soon if you need them

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              • #8
                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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                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe

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                • #9
                  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.

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle


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

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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