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Aluminum brake drums available again?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: May 11, 2022 10:00AM

Too often, I overlook something obvious, and end up looking like an idiot. What am I missing on this? Has anyone else tried ordering these? My order said back ordered, expected delivery around the end of May. Cardone is a well known brake component supplier, has anyone found them cheaper elsewhere?

[www.summitracing.com]

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


Re: Aluminum brake drums available again?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: May 11, 2022 10:39AM

I have two , they won’t fit inside a stock wheel. I also have the vented backing plates with bigger bore wheel cylinders, porterfield brake shoes. I would gladly sell it all cheap

1965 Crown V8 Racer
1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1979 Mazda RX7

Mike Levine

Re: Aluminum brake drums available again?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: May 11, 2022 11:01AM

Correct, they won't fit inside stock wheels

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


Re: Aluminum brake drums available again?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: May 11, 2022 11:33AM

Thanks for your responses, others beware! I'm going 15" or bigger, so no problem here.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


Re: Aluminum brake drums available again?
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: May 11, 2022 12:06PM

It looks like the price went up $10-20 in the last ~6 years since I bought a pair from Rock Auto.

With free shipping, this is a good price. They are also a good upgrade. I found that these are much more fade resistant than the plain cast iron drums.

These are a classic example of the 80/20 rule: 80% of the benefit for 20% of the cost (compared to discs)

James
65 Corsa
SF Bay Area

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