Vintage race car brakes - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2006, 10:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vintage race car brakes

I am building a vintage style '33 highboy with a flathead and want something a bit different than the buick drums. I remember seeing at a swap meet years ago, what I believe was an indy car brake. A big drum that was smooth with a rounded corner, it looked like a big flat bell. Then there were about a dozen or so louvers or vents into the brake.

Does anyone know this brake? What are my options for a big racing drum brake? Could also use it as a cover for a disc.

thanks, Matt

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2006, 08:53 AM
Deuce's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Jan 13 2013
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Deuceland USA
Age: 66
Posts: 5,657
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Lots of rodders use the 53 to 56 F100 brakes ... not exactly what you asked about ... but a decent substitute ...

Here's a link ... on how to ..
http://www.flatheadv8.org/f1brakes1.htm
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2006, 09:40 AM
35chev/302gmc's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bradford Ontario
Age: 56
Posts: 156
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There are disk brake kits the look like the old finned buick drums.
__________________
1935 chevy,masters
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2006, 11:15 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,474
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 67
Thanked 167 Times in 156 Posts
What Deuce said...I checked out that article and with the cool scoops on those brakes are exactly what we ran back before the disk brakes became common..Those brakes will work just fine on a nostalgia rod..Dunno where a guy would find the drums with the slots or the fins as asked about any more..

Back in the day some of the guys made a scoop out of sheet metal and riveted them to the backing plates..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2006, 09:07 PM
home brew's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Body and exterior tips Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pense, Sk, Canada
Age: 68
Posts: 7,050
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Are you thinking of Kinmont Disc Brakes? Wilson Welding & Machine who make '39 Lincoln brakes, finned cast aluminum backing plates, Ford hubs and skeleton Buick brakes are going to be making indy style brakes and hubs (saw this in an ad in R&C) in the future. Check out their web site and then give them an email or phone call to find out more.

http://www.wilsonweldingandmachine.com/

Last edited by home brew; 07-10-2006 at 09:07 PM. Reason: sp
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Race Car Crash Video gabet Hotrodders' Lounge 4 12-22-2005 08:29 PM
Buyer Beware................... poncho62 Hotrodders' Lounge 10 05-19-2005 10:40 PM
Old lady race car driver Meka Hotrodders' Lounge 7 11-07-2003 11:06 PM
Are Race Car Drivers Athletes bowtienut Hotrodders' Lounge 28 08-15-2003 05:27 PM
4 CYL OVAL TRACK RACE CAR 4doorjoe Hotrodders' Lounge 3 02-11-2003 08:25 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.