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Hot Rods Buick brake drums --- HELP!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cruisin32ford, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. cruisin32ford
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Bought a 32 3 window with early BUICK brake drums on the front. 1962 to 1964 or later maybe. Drum is 12 inches (inner) and takes a 2 1/2 " wide shoe. Hard to find bearings and brake parts without knowing what model, Wildcat, LaSabre etc. they came off of. My old MOTOR book only goes to 64. It says all models are the same for front bearings. Can anyone help clarify? I've tried matching bearing and race numbers at parts stores to no avail. On line they want Models. Any body have any ideas? It's the big hub. Thanks!
     
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  2. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    Most of the Buick drums on Ford pre '49 front ends use the Ford spindles and bearings and machine the drums to fit, using Lincoln backing plates, or the aftermarket equivalents.
    Not sure what you mean by "big hub".
     
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  3. Do a search, no shortage of threads addressing this subject
    If using with old Ford backing plates, outer edge of breaking surface will need to be machined flush, with groove
    Can be done on a brake lathe. Took me awhile, but wasn’t hard


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  4. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 735

    goldmountain

    The car most likely has Ford hubs adapted to the Buick drums. How about a picture?

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