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Disc brakes

Post by dmdeaton » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:19 am

One fellow in our gang is running the disc brake package on 2 of his T’s. He loves them. He is not running safety hubs.
I am thinking of changing my direction gathering parts for my speedster. Original plans were large drums with Rocky Mountain brakes. I am thinking now of safety hubs with disc brakes. Is anyone running these 2 together and what modifications are required to run both?


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Re: Disc brakes

Post by Nunsio1 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:49 am

I am running disc brakes w/safety hubs, the install of hubs easy. The install of brakes straight forward,except the drums were warped badly because of heat during welding. Had to have drums turned quite a bit, and shaping the new brake lining and trying to find some one that still have the equipment maybe tough. The overall setup is clean and works very well.

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Re: Disc brakes

Post by Sarikatime » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:31 am

I have disc brakes on my nondemountable T wheels,but if I have a flat or want to take off the wheel for whatever reason, I have to totally dismantle the discs. If you have a demoutable wheel setup it is easy because you don’t remove the whole wheel. To bleed the system you will sweat blood especially since the bleeder valves need such a small wrench and I think it is metric that even a professional shop that bled my system was cursing at me or the manufacturer. And if you have any endplay in the rear axle, it will not work. Every time you go around a corner the cylinders empty and nothing works. When they work, they are great, but when they are not right, they are a pain in the ———— . Just my two cents. Frank


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Re: Disc brakes

Post by dmdeaton » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am

I am running wire wheels so changing rims shouldn’t be an issue.

What had to be welded to the drums?

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Re: Disc brakes

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:52 am

Big drum disk brakes;
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2565C.aspx

If I am reading this correct, the disk is welded to a new drum for the large drum brakes, the small drum style are a one piece drum/disk.
Small drum
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2565.aspx
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Re: Disc brakes

Post by dmdeaton » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:11 pm

I will read the links later
I guess I don’t understand why the rotors don’t float on the wheel studs with the brake drum
I haven’t worked on a stock T yet, much less modifying one

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Re: Disc brakes

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:04 pm

The links are items from Lang's online catalog. Isn't that much to read. ;)
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Re: Disc brakes

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:22 am

"I guess I don’t understand why the rotors don’t float on the wheel studs with the brake drum"
Because the brake drums don't float on the hub they are mounted to it with the lug bolts which are swedged in place on wire wheel hubs and bolts and nuts on the wood wheel. Model A up to maybe 38ish Fords were the same way.
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