I am now ready to put new brake drums on my 13 touring. Do I paint all surfaces with a good Tremclad undercoat and Tremclad paint or do I leave the portion unpainted where the parking brake lining contacts the inside of the brake drum.
If I leave unpainted I was concerned with rusting the brake drum contact surface.
Do I paint the brake shoes that are inside the drum. Of course,I will not paint the brake lining.
Similarly do I paint the brake surface on the rocky mountain brakes. Instead of Tremclad should I be using a high temperature paint on both types of brake drums
No,Garry,you don't paint friction surfaces.Also,do not paint the universal joint ball housing or the universal ball cap[fourth main].The paint can make them bind causing huge stresses on the crankcase.Grease these parts.Till it oozes out on the garage floor or driveway. One of my very intersting old T friends,long gone, used to slather about five coats of some sort of industrial-strength paint on his chassis with a brush like a whisk broom.On one of his cars maiden voyages we went flying over some railroad tracks to try to make it shimmy.His idea not mine.There was a noise from under our feet that had to be heard to be apprecited.Engine Quit. Pulled back to his place with a rope.Teardown.The ball was literally glued in the cap.Crankshaft flange broken. I'm positive there was a connection.
Your advice is appreciated regarding painting. Any other recommendations are greatly appreciated. I am having fun restoring the running gear and chasis on my 1913 Canadian T touring