I wish someone would make a cast iron brake drum for the '26-'27 rear wheels. I use my rear wheels as service brakes and would like to have a cast iron drum to stop better, like the Model A's had.
How about it?
I like these "Why don't they make" posts...gets the creative juices flowing! I can't say I will this week, but sometime soon I'll look through my stash of parts (being a hot rodder, I don't throw much away) and see if I have any drums comparable in size to the 26-7 drums. I'm gonna bet there is something out there close enough in size that an iron drum could be machined fairly easy to look like the T drums.
From 58-70, Buick made all full-sized cars with aluminum shell cast around an iron ring. Nowadays, it is getting harder and harder to find good drums, but I've been told there is a company that is machining out the remains if the iron and replacing it with a new liner. Not as good as original since the original had a molecular bond between the iron and aluminum which defeats the electrolysis that normally affects the two metals when in contact, but it keeps a lot of Buicks on the road. Surely, there is something that can be done to Ford drums to make them more acceptable as service brakes.