I'm reading the "T-Bible" and on page 274-275 paragraph 1210 it talks about hardened steel shoes that fit over the brake drum lugs to prolong drum life.
Can these be adapted to earlier cars? Are tese even sold as repro items? I kinda had the same idea of sheathing the lugs with a sacrificial surface when I was assembling my transmission but my lugs had almost no wear so I figured what the heck.
Anyone thought of this? Might be a great idea to increase drum life. Even little channels with U cross sections that could be epoxied in would be a good idea.
The brake drum lugs were made for the 26/27 only. They will not fit on the earlier drums. They are available through the vendors for about $2.65 each.
This subject has been discussed many times in the past as well as retro fitting the 26-27 lugs to earlier drums. Many pros and cons. Suggest you do a search and decide yourself.
Oh no that's cool I just ran across it while reading and thought I'd post the question. Never thought to do a search for it, sorry!
We have responded to the need for a brake drum with replaceable shoes for early cars.If your teeth are to worn or are cracked.
We make all of the transmission drums for the T's
J and M Machine.