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Metallic shoes.

I have a 66 el camino that is equipped with metallic brake shoes. This was an option prior to disc brakes. I would like to replace them with OE shoes. Anyone know where they might be available ?

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I would try Rock auto or maybe one of the vendors like Original Parts Group?
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I have a 66 el camino that is equipped with metallic brake shoes. This was an option prior to disc brakes. I would like to replace them with OE shoes. Anyone know where they might be available ?
What do you mean by "OE" shoes?

The "OE" non-metallic shoes would likely have been asbestos-based material ... which is illegal to sell nowadays.

NAPA (Canada) has 2 different quality offerings in a 9.5 x 2 ("242").

One of these (Proformer / True Stop # TS-242) is what they term "basic reliable friction" and is a bonded attachment type.

The other (NAPA Premium Friction #UP242R) is described as:
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Multiple OE Grade Friction Formulations, The Most In The Industry.; Hardware Included Where Applicable.; Guaranteed Safe And Certified Quiet.; Limited Lifetime Warranty.
These are also rivetted attachment type.

The "OE Grade Formulations" appeals to most customers, as they are intended to match the characteristics and specs that the OE engineers had in mind.
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I have a 66 el camino that is equipped with metallic brake shoes. This was an option prior to disc brakes. I would like to replace them with OE shoes. Anyone know where they might be available ?
Unfortunately, I haven't seen those since disc brakes became commonplace in the mid-1970s. Unless there's a repro vendor who makes them, you may be out of luck.
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metalic brakes

I was indicating original equipment metallic brakes, an option at the time. Sometimes they were called sintered iron brake shoes. They had special drums , wheel cylinders and only with power assist. I have not located any yet.
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The last of those I saw were in the late 70s,and at that time the linings were available, but not built up shoes. I had totake the old shoes in, and have them relined.

Now days they have ceramic linings that are much better than the old metallic linings cold, and nearly as good hot. Rockauto has them.
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Hay, thanks for the response on the ceramic linings.I could give up and go disk, but the original linings were great. Also what about the pressure differences.?
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Might want to go this route:musclecarbrakes You will have a much longer drum life by avoiding semi-metallic linings.
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Hay, thanks for the response on the ceramic linings.I could give up and go disk, but the original linings were great. Also what about the pressure differences.?
The ceramic linings take less pedal pressure than the metallic.
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I assume these are the linings you're looking for, correct? This set was on ebay UK last year for $250. Unless there's a Corvette restoration supplier who's selling them, you're unlike to find any.



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Those are the ones I am looking for. Mine are just past half worn at about 60k on the Camino. Lately only easy street driving so I pulled the fronts and put regular part store shoes on. Planning on doing some drag racing this summer so was looking to have replacements. Maybe I should have done that 25 or 30 years ago.
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metallic brakes

I checked UK ebay and there is a set of RR Corvett metallic linings available for $795. I can't imagine what a set of fronts would be. Looks like the ceramic shoes for HD/racing app. might be the way. I see several at Rockauto.
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