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Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: January 03, 2018 05:14AM

Getting into the brakes on my 66 monza 140 across car. The pedal won't move so I'm guessing issues at the wheels. The drums are pretty rusty so I will be changing them out. Does anyone have an idea on aftermarket drums like Pronto exc? I cannot go overboard with cost. I will be replacing the drums and piston assemblies on all. Thanks!

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 03, 2018 05:50AM

Bobdudeman Wrote:
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> Getting into the brakes on my 66 monza 140 across
> car. The pedal won't move so I'm guessing issues
> at the wheels.



With a frozen pedal, why can't the master cylinder be at fault? Time to convert to dual? Rockauto, Advance Auto and Auto Zone all carry LM brake parts as do our primary vendors. I love it when people want to buy the cheapest brake parts they can find. Especially on a across car, finned drums and metallic linings are the norm. I don't mind shopping but........

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 03, 2018 06:06AM

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Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: January 03, 2018 06:52AM

Understood,. But please understand I'm not trying to be cheap. There is just a lot of different drums and somebody's out there. I'm not going to shoot the Moon and buy the most expensive racing equipment at once when this is a first time project car for me. So the finned drums and metallic shoes the norm I will look into those. I did think about doing the master cylinder conversion as well. I understand the brakes are just important a suspension, Wheels, tires Etc



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2018 06:52AM by Bobdudeman.

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:02AM

Bob:

Ok might want to check around and see if anyone has any resurfaced stock drums. They will work just fine. I took a set I had to a local shop that could resurface drums. I only had one that failed. Took 2 more down to them just in case. First one checked out good.

Now I have front discs, I have a set of resurfaced front drums, front hubs with new bearings and seals complete set of new brakes, new hoses & new wheel cylinders with all hardware that includes the backing plates that are stored. No longer needed. If you were close, they would be a good setup for your car. If you are interested, PM me.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:24AM

PM sent

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: January 03, 2018 10:58AM

>
>
> With a frozen pedal, why can't the master cylinder
> be at fault? Time to convert to dual? Rockauto,
> Advance Auto and Auto Zone all carry LM brake
> parts as do our primary vendors. I love it when
> people want to buy the cheapest brake parts they
> can find. Especially on a across car, finned drums
> and metallic linings are the norm. I don't mind
> shopping but........



Agree, but again depends on Autocross class, I guess. In Street Prepared, stock drums and shoes are fine on my car.

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 11:04AM

I'm too lazy to make drums work correctly, I don't care about class I just want to have fun. putting discs on the front of my car decreased my times almost as much as getting new tires.
I'll push it longer because my braking is predictable, doesn't lock or pull.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: January 03, 2018 11:11AM

Most O'reilly's and turn drums

They also sell new Delco's I bought some from them last year. reallynice

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: January 05, 2018 06:33PM

Bendix is a quality name brand when it comes to brakes. Their new drums are ~$25/ea. And they have fins.

If you have a few extra bucks, aluminum front drums work pretty well (they are sold as rears for various GM sedans from the 70's and 80's and cost ~$100/ea)

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: January 07, 2018 09:01AM

Bendix is a quality name brand when it comes to brakes. Their new drums are ~$25/ea. And they have fins.

Really? For a late?
part# please

Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 07, 2018 10:09AM

Putting my Front Drum Set-ups back in the storage bins for now as they are not needed for this issue. Maybe we could take them to Helen in April.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


Re: Aftermarket brake drums.
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: January 08, 2018 07:03AM

I have a pair of good front drums if you want them. Free, you pay the shipping. Not sure where you are, I am in Oregon.

FYI, changing the MC to dual will not change you cars class but it will keep you from hitting the wall if the brakes do leak! Safety equipment is rarely a cause for class change. I run front discs and it did not affect my class. They are "safety equipment" and unless your running in SCCA Solo, they don't care about it. Upper classes, modified etc. allow disc changes. I would have stayed with drums if I could get metallic linings for them. Don't seem to be available.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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