11" steel front brake drums

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Moto Largo
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Joined: October 8th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Body Type: platform
Model Year: 1928

11" steel front brake drums

Post by Moto Largo » November 1st, 2017, 10:32 pm

I was abe to salvage my front brake drums. They were only about 0.003" out of round and a skim of about 0.010" got the surface clean. I installed reinforcing bands, so the 10% loss of material should be offset by the additional material of the bands. Installing the bands was straight forward. They were about 1/8" out of round upon arrival but a bit of a squeeze on the hydraulic press put that right. I put the bands in an old oven then got them close to red hot with the oxy-acetylene torch. They pretty much dropped on the drums with a couple of light taps with a hammer and drift. The shoes now have fresh linings, so i can start putting things back together with new king pins, straightened front axle, rebuilt shocks, new links, new shackles, straightened brake rods and a new front spring.
Next stop: rear brakes. More on that later.
Looking forward to better brakes.
Alan in Roberts Creek

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Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: 11" steel front brake drums

Post by KimVanOrder » November 2nd, 2017, 4:17 pm

Please let us know how they work. I have mine apart now also.
Dec. '28 AA

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Farrell In Vancouver
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Joined: February 23rd, 2011, 6:52 am
Body Type: Deck
Model Year: 1931
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Re: 11" steel front brake drums

Post by Farrell In Vancouver » November 14th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Kinda curious, where did you find the drum bands?

Bob C
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Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: 11" steel front brake drums

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