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Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

Post by Michael_Velling » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:06 am

Hello,

i am planing to buy Rocky Mountain brakes for my 1925 Runabout. Where is it the best way to buy? Are the systems all the same?
Thanks a lot
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Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

Post by DanTreace » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:41 am

The R-M brakes are the version with the large drum added to the rear wheel, so very good surface area for stops.

For your small drum axle get the set with the large outer drum, your normal small drum is retained but sandwiched inside the new RM drum.

Obtain from suppliers like Lang’s, which may have them in stock, or direct from the mfg. at a savings, while shipping may delay from the mfg, as these are made on order and the mfg. might be slower on international shipment.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

Post by TonyB » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 am

The Rocky Mountain Brake’s made in RMB Company in Temecula are NOT made to order, they are made in quite large (~100) batches. I was there one time when a large box of drums were delivered. Most times are in stock and ready for shipment.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

Post by Michael_Velling » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 am

Thanks a lot for the fast Information. Will measure the Diameter of my drums and then order at Langs.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

Post by John.Zibell » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:40 am

For not much more you could get hydraulic brakes. These also work well in backing and in the wet. If these were available when I restored my T it is what I would have purchased. http://www.texastparts.com/mm5/merchant ... ode=Safety
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