I have a set of AC brakes that needs new lining on them.
What type of lining should be on them?
I know of Ott's Friction Supply up on North Columbia, Blvd. Does anybody have any experience with anyone else that they would recommend?
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I have AC Brakes, put on my T about 2 years ago, so maybe 1000 miles on them. How long, or how many miles can one expect?? The fellow in California that makes AC's might reline . . ??
Try Ron at Lone Pine he just bought hundreds of rolls of nos lining from he,Bob
Google: constricting brake linings, hoist. I got mine from a Car Quest auto parts here.
I got my lining from Chaffins they have all sizes and sold by the length Modern lining is to hard and wont break very well
I could not find Lone Pine.
I looked in the Chaffin catalog and found the lining and tube rivets available. There are two rivet lengths, 5/16" and 3/8" Which do I want?
How are the tube rivets installed on the lining? The new AC brakes that I have seen have a hard lining with a countersunk rivet head. How does one rivet the soft lining with tube rivets?
I had some other brakes with a hard type lining that they bonded onto the band.
Any other input?
Ron Paetz, Lone Pine Enterprises, WI (608) 604-7534 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also relining my small-drum AC's with lining from Chaffin's. I'm using the 5/16" rivets.
You will have to countersink the rivet heads in the lining about half the depth of the lining (the true depth depends on the thickness of lining and band vs. depth of hole in rivet shank). Use a drill that will make a flat-bottomed hole to support the rivet head. I found a hand-held rivet clincher for 3/16" dia. semi-tubular rivets at McMaster-Carr; they got it from Hanson Rivet Co. (hansonrivet.com) Buy a few inches more lining than you need and use it to practice drilling the countersink. Use a drill press. Good luck