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    Will the backing plates and parts from a 1960 Lark VI interchange with a 1961 Lark VI.

    Thanks Tony

    61 Lark
    61 Lark Cruser VIII

  • #2
    Yes, but I would prefer to use Lark VIII parts.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Good deal I have the chance to but the backking plates complete with all new brake parts from a unfinished project for a good price.

      Thanks Tony

      61 Lark
      61 Lark Cruser VIII

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      • #4
        From '54 thru '66 everything will interchange so long as it's 6 cylinder or 8 and drum brakes. And you can install 8 cyl brakes on a 6 if you have all the parts to do the swap. 8 cylinder brakes are much more efficient by virtue of the increased square inches of braking surface.

        Miscreant at large.

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe
        1957 President 2-dr
        1955 President State
        1951 Champion Biz cpe
        1963 Daytona project FS
        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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        • #5
          The only "negative" seems to be the asbestos-free linings. Supposed to be so great, environmentally speaking, but the brake pedal is never the same again. With these new linings, I have found the pedal softer and the brakes a touch spongier. Am I the only one, or have others the same experience?
          /H

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          • #6
            Back up a few more years, Mr.Biggs. I put 1961 brakes on my 51 Commander and 1963 brakes on my 53 Commander. Those early fifties brakes were notoriously weak for the weight of the car and the upgrade is highly recommended.
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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            • #7
              Hank, I have heard that as well but I just redid the brakes on my '55 coupe with new linings from Phil Harris, if anything the brakes feel BETTER than the brakes on my '62 Lark with original shoes. I have also heard that the original linings stop better but I can't tell you if that's true or not as I haven't really worn in the shoes on the '55 yet.

              nate

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              62 Daytona hardtop
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              • #8
                Yes rockne. I know all about that. My statement was that" From '54 thru '66 everything will interchange so long as it's 6 cylinder or 8 and drum brakes."

                Let me explain this for you. IF TTodd wanted to INTERMIX parts from a '61 and say, a '53. No can do. Or do I have it wrong?
                Now - will the WHOLE braking setup swap back to those earlier years? You bet. Been there done that numerous times.
                He had asked" Will the backing plates and parts from a 1960 Lark VI interchange with a 1961 Lark VI." And indeed they will.

                Gary suggested maybe Todd should use V8 "parts". This would be a bad choice. Now to say" I would prefer to use V8 "brakes". This makes sense.
                You see? We're either talking parts or brakes. There's a different path of advice for either choice.

                Miscreant at large.

                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe
                1957 President 2-dr
                1955 President State
                1951 Champion Biz cpe
                1963 Daytona project FS
                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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                • #9
                  For a time, I was selling brake shoes and pads for foreign cars. I'd bought out the stock of a foreign auto parts store (remember those?) that had closed up in the mid-70s. I quickly realized that bidders were enthusiatic about being able to get their hands on linings made of the old compositions. Brake pads were a hot item for a time! (pun intended)[}]

                  Miscreant at large.

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President 2-dr
                  1955 President State
                  1951 Champion Biz cpe
                  1963 Daytona project FS
                  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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                  • #10
                    Point taken, and, while we're on the subject, should I offer the original 51 Commander brakes to a friend with a 52 Champion or recommend procuring something from a later model? Would the improvement be insignificant or more than adequate?
                    I hate to throw them away but see no benefit in offering them to another Commander for authenticity's sake.
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                    • #11
                      I wouldn't bother putting that vintage V8 brakes on a Champion. Sure, more square inches of brake shoe translates to more stopping power. But those pre-54 brakes are pathetic by any measure.[xx(]

                      Miscreant at large.

                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe
                      1957 President 2-dr
                      1955 President State
                      1951 Champion Biz cpe
                      1963 Daytona project FS
                      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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                      • #12
                        Bob/MrBiggs - Perhaps my choice of the word parts was a misleading one. He was referring to changing everything from the backing plate out. I meant to use the equivalent set up from a V8 car. I know that individual parts will not interchange and I have bolted on V8 assemblies (that's probably a better word than parts <G&gt.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          I knew what YOU meant, Gary. But we have to assume TTodd might not.

                          Miscreant at large.

                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe
                          1957 President 2-dr
                          1955 President State
                          1951 Champion Biz cpe
                          1963 Daytona project FS
                          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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                          • #14
                            Absolutely right, Mr Biggs. Pathetic is the word. I once got a massive adrenalin rush when trying to stop suddenly from 100 mph in a 1957 V-8 car (not Studebaker). It slowed down to about 60 mph, and that was it. The brake fade was really bad, the brakes were GONE, literally stood on the pedal to eventually come to a slow stop.
                            Heart beat and blood pressure through the roof.
                            / H

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