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Rear shoes for disc brake cars?

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  • Rear shoes for disc brake cars?

    I broke a stud while changing tires on Sat.for the drag races. Luckly Napa Auto had a stud for the Lark. When I pulled the hub the shoes were wet & thin. After a trip back to Napa for cylinder parts & shoes, I ended up with parts for the cyl but no luck on the shoes. I did get it together for the races Sunday. Does anyone have a part # for the 11"x2" rear shoes?

    Thanks
    Gordon

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    Sure Gordon; it's a Studebaker 1557672. However you are waisting your time looking at parts stores for it, it's NLA. You need to contact one of us Studebaker Vendors as listed in studebakervendors.com or Turning Wheels monthly publication of the Studebaker Drivers' Club. We all have them on a exchange only basis, for around $50.00 + 50-100.00 core charge.

    Rich. at Studebakers Northwest

    quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

    I broke a stud while changing tires on Sat.for the drag races. Luckly Napa Auto had a stud for the Lark. When I pulled the hub the shoes were wet & thin. After a trip back to Napa for cylinder parts & shoes, I ended up with parts for the cyl but no luck on the shoes. I did get it together for the races Sunday. Does anyone have a part # for the 11"x2" rear shoes?
    Thanks
    Gordon
    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      The BS 53 shoe used on some c-cabs is the same shoe with some minor differences the main one being the part that goes against the piston in the wheel cyl. The disk brake shoes are a little smaller. There have been some discussions about grinding the bs53 shoes down. I have also seen some vague references to the shoes sometimes now being the same. When I needed a set some time back I went to my flaps which is a carquest and ordered a set of bs53's to see if they were the same. If not,I thought I would put them on the shelf for a future project. Guess what, they matched the avanti shoes exactly, I even used a micrometer to be sure. I since have bought a couple more sets as spares and they both matched the avanti shoes. They will also work on the trucks. The cost was around $50 and no exchange was required.

      Milt
      Milt

      1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
      1961 Hawk 4-speed
      1967 Avanti
      1961 Lark 2 door
      1988 Avanti Convertible

      Member of SDC since 1973

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies. The no core route sounds pretty good do to shipping cost. If they can't find them I'll go to the venders The next race day is the 23rd.

        Thanks
        Gordon

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        • #5
          Gordon,

          Why not see if there is a local rebuilder in your area that can reline them. Most larger rebuilders that handle clutches are set up for brakes also. You will end up with the same shoes back, but now with stopping power. I suspect the cost will be a bit less than buying a new set and you do not have the hassle of shipping and paying for a core.

          Also check to be sure that your problem is not related to a leaking axle seal that is allowing grease/oil out of the rear end.

          Gary

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          • #6
            Hey Gary,

            Our local rebuilder went out of business a couple years ago. (Retired)
            He used to do my front shoes on my other Lark, & Cruiser. My rear shoes were wet with brake fluid. We're here behihd the Redwood curtain here and he was the only game around. Here is one of the pics of the Lark that they have on the dragstrip web site.


            http://www.samoadragstrip.com/gordsjsmk.jpg

            Thanks,
            Gordon

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            • #7
              Now thats one smokin stude.

              David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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              • #8
                Gordon,

                If you have a good local parts house that has been in business for a while they may actually have stuff they send out to a rebuilder and could help you. I have a friend that owns a rebuiding shop here in Richmond and he has trucks that literally cover the state of Virginia bringing in work from garages and parts stores and delivering the finished product back to them.

                Gary

                Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                1946 M-16 fire truck
                1948 M-16 grain truck
                1949 2R16A grain truck
                1949 2R17A fire truck
                1955 E-38 grain truck
                1957 3E-40 flatbed
                1961 6E-28 grain truck
                1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
                1962 7E-7 Champ pickup
                1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
                1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
                1964 Cruiser
                And various other "treasures"
                Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond & Louisa, Va.
                Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

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