CHECK YOUR BRAKE DRUMS

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16 Apr 2019 14:50 #37012 by pete kelly
CHECK YOUR BRAKE DRUMS was created by pete kelly
Do a close inspection of your brake drums to prevent potential serious problems.
See the pics below of what can happen!
This drum was down to the thickness of a cheap business card.
And became totally separated under little more than normal braking.
Pete
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16 Apr 2019 14:57 #37013 by rlwardne
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Curt told me that their aren’t any new ones. So what’s everyone doing? Other than using up used ones?

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16 Apr 2019 17:08 #37014 by pete kelly
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Make sure your drums are safe!
Dont pass up a useable drum.

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16 Apr 2019 23:43 #37015 by George van Nostrand
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In Ontario Canada the legal oversize on drums was .060 " I saw one drum that separated as Pete has shown. A total failure !.

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17 Apr 2019 06:06 #37017 by Curt Schulze
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I have 8 cyl fronts NO rears.
I have 6 cyl fronts and rears.
They all started out life with a 12" ID.
I would suggest posting this out in the general discussion board on the AACA site. This problem is not limited to ACD cars.

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17 Apr 2019 11:28 #37018 by Terry Cockerell
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I read in an engineering magazine a few years ago that brake drums could be built up successfully with continuous welding and then grinding back to size. I intended to save the article with the company name but missed out. I suspect that this process is commercially available and could be tracked down without much trouble.

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