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Projects '56 Olds 88 in NZ, front brake drum needed.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Rancho55, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Rancho55
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
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    Hows it?
    Here's the Mrs's new ride, a fresh import 56 Oldsmobile 88 2dr post.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396832775.705808.jpg

    Plans are a tidy-up for compliance then slam it and drive it.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396832921.829694.jpg

    It's in incredible condition for it's age and still sports the Rocket and factory drivetrain.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396832939.691830.jpg

    Interior needs a little work but is pretty useable. Odo says 76xxx miles, could easy be legit, all the cloth and tar wrapped wiring everywhere is still mint!!

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396833034.788959.jpg

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    Anyway, after getting stuck into the brakes for compliance, i found one of the front drums is grooved beyond repair. Olds are pretty rare here and I'm having a hard time finding a replacement, is anyone here certain on what could interchange? I can get 57 Buick but can't find any info on if they interchange.

    Thanks for the help,

    Jake


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  2. Hollander says 54-56 for the front and 52--56 on rears....Olds only....sorry...
     
  3. oldrelics
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    from Calgary

    try Kanter? They list them on their website.....
     
  4. Rancho55
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    Thanks guys, ive seen repro ones for sale but often its shipping thats killer to get em here. Ill keep looking before biting that bullet :)


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  5. Rckt98
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    I will have a look at what spares I have but don't think I have spare usable drums.
    Russell
     
  6. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
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    Here ya go....just get it sent over and save the grief :D

    http://www.kanter.com///productdeta...b=0&Vdr=&Itm=&MDv=1&MDpt=0&MSb=0&Cat=6&Prc=35


    description
    price per
    quantity
    total
    select
    Item # 04019M BD 2260
    Brake Drum or Rotor 1952 - 1958 Oldsmobile Full Size Front drum

    $99.00

    description
    price per
    quantity
    total
    select
    Item # 04019N BD 2261
    Brake Drum or Rotor 1952 - 1958 Oldsmobile Full Size Rear drum

    $99.00

    And they are prob NOS item...

    Cheers bt
     
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  7. Rancho55
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    Best to get two if we go the reproduction route? Just figure its a somewhat different compound from stock?


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  8. Cooon
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    Sweet car, did you have the totally boned ranchwag that was on trademe?
     
  9. Rancho55
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    Yup still got the Ranchy, been driving it heaps on the d lo round the hood.


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  10. big M
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    I've got quite a few '54-'56 Oldsmobiles in the yard, sure I could help with a good drum.

    PM me if you still are needing one.

    ---John
     
  11. Rancho55
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    Thanks Russell and John, your help is appreciated. Pics to show what I'm after, 12 5/8 od 11" id. Pity I'm laid up with a broken elbow so couldn't remove it to show the gouges hidden in there, its like it was driven for 10000miles squealing like hell!

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  12. chopolds
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    Good proces from Kanter...many years ago, I needed them for my 55, only one guy in Hemmings had them, out on Long Island. Wanted 400$ each for them, so 1600$ for a full set!
    Reproduction stuff = good!
     
  13. Be careful when you're trying to remove the drum from the hub.
    Some of them used the wheel studs to rivet the drum and the hub together.
    By the time I realized, it was already bent.

    Mine had two different style drums on the front. I'd have to look which one of the two I bent...
     
  14. Rancho55
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    Wow steep prices! Im onto a lead here, fingers crossed it works out or kanter will get a call.i see their prices went up $10 a day or two ago too, must have been all the chat on here haha.

    Drum came off ok, front shoes and pads were replaced very recently and the bearings were done up pretty slack, plus no stud issues. Its got the old left threaded left side thing goin on, first time I've seen that on a GM car, were Cadillacs the same?


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  15. Before you talk to Kanter, send me a PM.
     
  16. d2_willys
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    from Kansas

    DVAP has them!
     
  17. 55olds88
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    looks like a good car, where abouts are you in the land of the free ? If you get em in the US and need a hand getting them down drop me a line.
     
  18. Rocket88
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    I wonder if there is a drum from something newer that would work?
    I found that late 70's Chev pick up drums worked on the back of my 49.
     
  19. Rancho55
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    Based in ChCh just now, thanks ill give you a bell if needs be. Are u an expat?
    Cant wait to slam and drive this thing! Be good to have a legal car :)

    Ive also pondered the crossover option, no luck yet.


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  20. Rckt98
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    I have had a look and I only have 2 usable drums which I need for my 56 convert project. Have several others but they are all badly worn with deep scoring.
    Cheers
    Russell
     
  21. Rancho55
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    All good, thanks for your help Russell.


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  22. beater40
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    hi Jake, this is all I have, 11" dia, take a 1 3/4 or 2" shoe, depth from centre hole to back of drum about 3 1/2", one has been forced a bit but may still run true, cheers, Neville
     
  23. Sean hurl
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    Jake sweet looking sedan
     

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