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Old 10-05-2002, 12:32 AM
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Oh i'm all confused , a freind has just mentioned Wilson racing backplates that will take the Buick drums, i'd rather stick with the old stuff here but sheet i gotta stop some how! at the moment i need three lanes & a good sense of humour....its a white knuckle ride for sure.
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Old 10-05-2002, 12:56 AM
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Hotrodit, my bro Tracey would die if he heard you say that. He came back from france and england and said that you guys are the craziest ars people he ever seen because you drive like a bat out of hell on those roads, he definatly couldn't take driving there with little brakage.

People here just don't know what driving is

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The 1984-86 camaros had The Fined Aluminmum drums, may be more years then this and not just the rs+ Z28s, Thay are a bit smaller then the buicks.
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Old 10-05-2002, 02:27 PM
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HK i guess we take it for granted & having some kinda brakes would be an advatage, i don't think i ever owned anything that had good brakes even my Harley brakes suck.
Roys63 i think they used the Buicks because of the diameter being compatible with 40's ford the only thing ya gotta sort is the hub, bearings & which stud pattern you want.
I wonder if anyone knows of an 11" finned ally drum that would fit on a Ford rear brake?? maybe them Camaro ones, now there's a thought!!
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Old 10-06-2002, 07:37 PM
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Someone on this board either works at a salvage yard or has easy access. Just look in about a 1965 Hollander and solve the problem. There will be a fin count at the beginning of the interchange list.

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Check out the pair for sale on e-ba
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1866843285
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Old 10-08-2002, 12:16 AM
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Yeah thats the ones i want, that guy calls them early ones too!!
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Those are the ones I run on the Olds reare end in my Willys. I'm pretty sure they are '58 and earlier and the fine finned ones are '59 and later in the US. If your car was made somewhere else, all bets are off. Manufacturers often make totally different cars outside US, witness the Austrailian Utes.

There was a guy at the Calif. Hot Rod Reunion selling three or four sets fo these coarse units for $150/pair.
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yeouch i got my wide spaced drums for $50 a pair. the guy has more. im running 47 backing plates. taking machine shop class now in college, hope to do machine work in class. who cares if it stops, as long as it looks good <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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Brad_man, where did you get yours? Since it looks like I have to replace my front drums anyways, while its not the most practical option, its definately the coolest option. Does this guy ship?

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The drums you refer to are 45-finners, 58-66 (Riviera only in 66)except 58 Special and 65-6 LeSabre. Up to 60, they used a 12 x 2 1/2" shoe, afterward they are 12 x 2 1/4. Got them front (60) and rear (64) on my 31 Plymouth. I also am a Buick Club Tech Advisor, and I can give you more info if needed on converting. I have installed these on several 50's cars for customers.
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By the way, $150 is cheap for 45-finners, about right for 90-finners. I get $300 for a good pair, and cant keep them. Sold 14 pairs in the last 10 months. Reason the price is steep, hot rodders want them, but the die-hard Buick restorers NEED them. There are repops in the works now for the rodders, that way what few originals are left can stay on the vintage Buicks
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What cars did the 90 fin units come on?
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90-finners are found on all 66-70 Electra and Wildcat, and 67-70 Rivs. Dunno why they stayed with the 45's for an extra year on the Riv, but they did.
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Hi Ironhunter,

Read with interest your talk on finned drums. I would like to put a pair on my 41 Ford, can you tell me what modifications will be required? So far I have been told that the wide spaced drums will fit straight onto the 41 ford backing plates, but what about the bearing dia and the stud pattern? Or does it happen to be the same as ford? And is the internal dia ok for the ford pads etc?

Also are there actualy any performance advantages, or do they just look cool?

THanks for the help!

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The brake drums are 5 on 5 so I think that is the same as the later Fords. To use them o the Ford, you need to chisel off three rivets holding the drums on the Buick spindles. Then they will slip on the Ford spindles. As I recall, the Ford drums are riveted to the back of the Ford spindle whereas the Buicks slip over the wheel studs on the front of the spindle. I am not a Ford guy so am going on memories of car magazine articles I have read on the subject. Regardless of the details, it is a pretty easy project to do.
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