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Offline dozz302

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Looking for a source for ALUMINUM brake drums
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:19:28 pm »
Hello, looking for a source to find Aluminum brake drums for the 67-70 mustangs. I believe 1982 Lincoln Continentals came with them on the rear 10x2" and they will work on the mustangs- but no luck finding any. Feel free to email directly- it would be greatly appreciated eparocz@aol.com Thank you

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Re: Looking for a source for ALUMINUM brake drums
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 04:02:53 pm »
Hello, looking for a source to find Aluminum brake drums for the 67-70 mustangs. I believe 1982 Lincoln Continentals came with them on the rear 10x2" and they will work on the mustangs- but no luck finding any. Feel free to email directly- it would be greatly appreciated eparocz@aol.com Thank you



As far as I know Ford never used aluminum rear drums. Lincoln used rear discs.
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Re: Looking for a source for ALUMINUM brake drums
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 04:26:37 pm »
I know some early Pontiacs had some that were 8 lug .Had an NOS one once that I found in a Ford dealer .
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Re: Looking for a source for ALUMINUM brake drums
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 05:01:03 pm »
As far as I know Ford never used aluminum rear drums. Lincoln used rear discs.

From Autozone's website, it appears that they did use aluminum drums on the 82 Continental.  Note that the replacement parts are cast iron, probably a reason for that!

Part Number: 8896
Warranty: 2 years
Notes: With 10" drum; Cast iron drum replaces OEM aluminum drum (Must be replaced in pairs)


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Re: Looking for a source for ALUMINUM brake drums
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 08:28:25 pm »
We bought a 1982 Continental, new, and I am 99 44/100% sure it had 4 wheel disc brakes. The aforementioned Pontiac drums are the only aluminum drums I've heard of.   Dave R.
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Formerly:
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1998 plain jane 6 cyl. auto (her DD)
1974 fastback 4 cyl. auto ( her DD)
Seems to be a pattern here.