Drum Brake Sizes

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by colnago, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. colnago

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    I posted about brake shoe sizes last week, and how there doesn't seem to be rhyme nor reason for what drum sizes were used on what vehicles. I was pretty sure that my shoe self-adjusters weren't working, so I figured I'd go into my brakes again today.

    I found that the shoes were 10x2.25. There was still some meat on them, but the primary shoe is cracked into multiple pieces. Whoops! Time for new shoes. I also noticed that the FOMOCO drums were grooved on the braking surface, so I'd better replace them, too. Unfortunately, I can't find a 10x2.25 drum.

    So, do I get a wider drum? If so, do I get wider shoes to match? Do I go narrower?

    I know; go disc or go home. I want to, but don't have the $ right now. This is on a '64 with a 289, by the way.

    Joseph
     
  2. handy_andy_cv64

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    There's no reason why you couldn't find a proper drum; try asking for a 10" drum for the same year Falcon wagon.
     
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    Check rockauto Joe.They sell drum/brake kit for cheap-ish.
     
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    Well, I found 10x2.25, but RockAuto listed it for a 66+ Ranchero. Interesting enough, O'Reilly had it for my '64. Bottom line, I think I found what I need. Now, I just need to buy and install.

    Thanks, everyone!

    Joseph
     
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    Yeh,Kinda coin toss with china parts Quality..I always do a clean up cut on new drums once installed on hub,to make sure they are round.
     
  9. colnago

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    Not only that, but I'm also using AC Delco drums, a (shudder) GM brand! The transplant may not take, putting (shudder) GM items into a Ford vehicle! At least, that can be my excuse if she doesn't stop after the new brakes are installed. ;)

    Joseph
     

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