Rear brake drum machining

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Karl
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Rear brake drum machining

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G'day,
I thought that I would have a go at machining the rear brake drums on my 63 bird, I purchased a axle from a later model Ford car, made up a adapter plate and mounted it in a my lathe between centers and used that as a arbor to mount the drum to.
I machined the drums, replaced them back on the car and everything seems to be OK, Time will tell.
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If anybody is interested I can send more photo's.
Karl.
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Re: Rear brake drum machining

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Perfect way to do it. Looks like the drum just fit!
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Re: Rear brake drum machining

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Yeah I had to keep the drum close to the headstock as it wouldn't fit further down the bed of the lathe because of the ways.
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