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Drum Brakes
#1
Hey guys,
A while back I had to do some work on my rear brakes, but the passengers side drum was rusted on tight, so I tapped it with a hammer until it popped off. My hammer tapping isn't the most accurate or graceful around, and in the process I ended up busting one of the balancing weights off of the drum. I've kept the speed under 50 to make sure there isn't any damaging vibration, but now i'm looking at replacing the drum. I got on mustangs unlimited to buy a new drum, but the drum that looks like the ones on the back of my car are labelled "front" on mustangs unlimited. Does that mean I'm going to have to buy two rear drums?
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#2
That'll teach you for not supporting one of our sponsored vendors Tongue The answer is Yes. Different shape for front and rear. Make sure you also get the correct size drums for your car. Measure the size of your brake shoes to get the correct size. My Mach came with 2" rear and 2.5" front. Both 10" diameters drums.
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#3
Thanks for the info. I'll get the right drums on. As far as sponsored vendors go, I wasn't aware we had any. I'm guessing Ohio mustangs is one, but any others? Id be happy to give them my money. Tongue
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Valhallo;39657 Wrote:Thanks for the info. I'll get the right drums on. As far as sponsored vendors go, I wasn't aware we had any. I'm guessing Ohio mustangs is one, but any others? Id be happy to give them my money. Tongue
CJ Pony is another and MotorCity Mustang has restored OEM parts.
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#5
Cool. I'll definitely check them out.
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#6
The Finned rear Drums on the 71-73 Mustangs do indeed resemble the Finned drums for the front. BUT, they will not work.

Your 8792 C Drums, Composite drums are hard to get, SO, you will need to search for them, or put on the non finned 8736 Drum.

The 8736 is same drum, just no fins.

All are 10".

Dan @ Chockostang
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chockostang;39756 Wrote:The Finned rear Drums on the 71-73 Mustangs do indeed resemble the Finned drums for the front. BUT, they will not work.

Your 8792 C Drums, Composite drums are hard to get, SO, you will need to search for them, or put on the non finned 8736 Drum.

The 8736 is same drum, just no fins.

All are 10".

Dan @ Chockostang

So those are supposed to be there... Well then ill probably go for the 8736.
That is unless its possible to rebalance a drum. Is it possible to get the weight back on accurately enough to eliminate vibration?
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