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Help ! Ford brakes drums ,Need ID ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 17dracing, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. 17dracing
    Joined: May 15, 2008
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    I have a set of front ford drums and backing plates , but I need to know what year they are ? "I'm guessing early 40's " So I can order my pads and parts to use them ! Here is a pix. Thanks guys !!!!
     

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  2. DirtyJoe
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    If they have screw in dust caps they're early ones. What does the back of the spindle look like?
     
  3. jville_hot_skater
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    yeahs its the 40's
    early...because the hubs are outside the drums i think.
    probably id the exact years if you show the back of the spindles.
    round vs square.
     

  4. F&J
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    The backing plates look like my 1940. I have had 3 or 4 40 front ends and noticed differences in the drums, so i can't ID yours.

    And if you are getting wheel cylinders, ask for the later ones with the bigger 1-3/8 front facing piston. Stock 40 was 1-1/4".
     
  5. belle
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    yes
     
  6. Moose223
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    Send em to me I need them for my Buick drums...just kiddin.
     
  7. 510madmav
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    39-41 juicers have shoe adjusters, 42-48 are static
     
  8. 17dracing
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    I have a set of 48's on the front of my car now , and they are smaller diameter and the hub don't seem to stick out as far as these do . I just want to get my parts ordered ! Lol !
     
  9. Noland
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    Ill agree with that, the hubs are 42-48, earlier ones go in the inside of the drum. those are the ones you want for buick brakes.
     
  10. 345winder
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    wrong., its the other way around...
     
  11. The only '48 Ford brakes that were smaller than the 12" brakes pictured in the first post were the 11" F-1 pick-up truck brakes.

    Actually the '39-'41 had the adjustable lower anchor pins and the '42-'48 had the fixed lower anchor pins as the plate in the picture.
     
  12. pasadenahotrod
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    The 39-48 Ford hydraulic brakes are all 12" ID drums.
    The pictured drum/hub assembly is a 42-48 and so is the pictured backing plate.
     
  13. 17dracing
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    Yeah,the ones on my car now are F1 , but just wasn't sure what these were .The ones in this pix I posted are square back spindles .
     
  14. 345winder
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    then looks like i am wrong!:eek: :D ,remind me not to try and answer techincal questions after i have had a few drinks,lol
     
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