Looking for some feedback from users of the newer, internally expanding rear brakes with the floating hubs offered by one of our vendor/manufacturers.
Good - not so good - whatever you care to share will be welcomed. A PM will be welcomed if you'd rather share privately.
Many thanks...I now have the "later" Rockies and have experienced their shortcomings. Trying to decide between the current options and realize the discs are available, but also wondering about the internally expanding shoes.
Sounds interesting. Can you tell us who carries them or provide a link to their site?
Small drum or large? Your profile only list types of cars not years.
Model T Ranch, Weatherford, TX. Model T Ranch.com
Pkg. price is $721 for '20-'27 and $753 earlier.
Uses a new equalizer bar hanging on the stock emergency brake cross shaft, with welded tab on brake pedal, rods back to new rear 'Siamese' drums (believe steel not iron). Includes the Model T Ranch floating sealed out bearings, using studs for wheel hub fastening with acorn nuts outside on the wheel hub plate.
Then fitted with current vendor supplied lined shoes normally used for emergency braking. The emergency function continues with the Ford hand brake lever.
No experience, other than these use the Ford stock-like shoes, with lining feature, no real increase in surface area of brake lining like the big RM's provide. Likely less surface area too than the external lined new AC small drum style.
Jerry, Dan has the info...also, John has been running an ad for them in the last several issues of The Vintage Ford.
Mark, a friend and I have various years...15, 22, 23, 26 & 27.
I have made a couple of equalizer like Jack's but used a flat bar for the equalizer instead of the round stock with levers on the end and drill holes in the ends for the clevis pins. This one is mounted to, swings and hangs under the parking brake cross shaft.
Thanks Dave, I am thinking about using them on my '17.
ps: missed you at the meeting last night
Broke the headlight bar on the A the other day...needed to work on that and clean up some electrical connections. So much to do- so little time! Hope that Ken filled you in on the great tour Dan & Ellen put together.
Dave, Ken had a wonderful presentation of pictures from the MTFCI tour as our entertainment at last nights meeting.