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Technical wheel seals for ford shoebox disc brake conversion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nmpontiac, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. I have a customer's '51 Ford sedan in the shop today that has an aftermarket disc brake kit on it - unfortunately neither the owner or I can get any information on this car as it was bought from a consignment site that hasn't been particularly responsive to our attempts to reach the builder. I pulled the front wheels because it seemed to have a little leak in the wheel seal and found the inner seal had a big ding in it but there's no numbers anywhere on the seal and I don't know what rotor this is so I wondered if anybody here might recognize the brake setup and know what seal it uses. The rotor has 5 notches in it between the studs (5 on 4 1/2") that I thought might be a way to ID them - the seal seems to be 2.5" OD and 1.688" ID and has a sort of rounded lip at the top. DSCN2013.JPG DSCN2013.JPG DSCN2015.JPG
     

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  2. Atomic Kustom
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    I believe that is a kit made by ECI Brakes. You might check with them
     
  3. Steve More
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    If the rotor has a ford bolt pattern they should be Aerostar rotors
     
  4. Yes, the ECI kit (several other places repackage the same kit) uses 86-92 Aerostar rotors.
     
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  5. Mr48chev
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  6. The Shoebox Central guys sent me an e-mail saying the seals are SKF 16871 - NAPA number is the same. It's actually a trans seal.
     

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