Period accessory brakes for large drum?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Period accessory brakes for large drum?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Lake Oswego, OR on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 04:05 am:

Of course I have seen many period accessory brakes for small drum, but were there any for the large drum? Something like the Rocky Mtn type?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 07:23 am:

Yes Rocky Mountain did make accessory external brakes for the large drum. They are being reproduced but the most common complaint about the reproduced version is they do not hold in Reverse


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:08 am:

So did AC.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:35 am:

Here's the Rocky Mtn. Improved car brake using the Ford large drum.




And the ACME brand too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 04:11 pm:

What everybody today calls "Rocky Mountain" brakes actually are a reproduction (with some minor alterations) of the AC brakes from the era for '26/'27 Ts. The actual Rocky Mountain version was a much better brake. In the RM ad posted by Dan T above, you can see the anchor point for the brake band slightly below center rear. Those would not have the braking in reverse issue the new brakes have. In the AC ad posted also by Dan T, you can see no rear anchor point, and the front bracket is a match for the new RM brakes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Lake Oswego, OR on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 04:17 pm:

Anyone have photos of period accessory large drum brakes like these on your T?


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