Tapered Axle Rear Brake Conversion



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Re: Tapered Axle Rear Brake Conversion

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Matthew Keij wrote: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:16 pm Ok, don’t order these drums! The part number is for 10 inch drums. Need to find a part number for the 11 inch drums
Matthew, did you ever find the correct part number for the 11 inch replacement drums? Art went to NAPA, and discovered what you already knew - the P/N given in the article, is for 10 inch drums, not 11 as needed for '59 Plymouths.


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Re: Tapered Axle Rear Brake Conversion

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vanguy16 wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:39 pm Hi Matthew,

Did you replace the axle and diff as well?
Or is this job just dealing with the hub?
Mike, the approach described in this article keeps the original axle and differential. It separates the hub from the drum, so that the drum can be replaced with '65 or later drums that mount to the '59 hub affixed to the original tapered axle. Then the drums can easily be removed for brake servicing.


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