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Author Topic:   aluminum brake drums for 9" ford
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted April 18, 2002 06:57 PM
I drive a camaro with a 9" ford and I was just wondering if there was any cars with aluminum brake drums that would fit a 9". thanks for your help.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted April 19, 2002 04:40 PM
I thought some late 70 early 80 olds had aluminum drums with steel lining. Maybe the Buicks did to, only the really big cars cause they needed all the help they can get. LOL

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted April 19, 2002 08:46 PM
Hi justin, Back in the 60's and maybe early 70's Buick had what was called Alfin drums. These were aluminum drums with cast iron liners. This was not a high production item. Even then these Alfin drums were not light because they were so large, 11" as I recall. When the larger brake parts were added to match there was little advantage.

Doing some guessing here, your rules don't allow disc brakes on the rear. The Ford brakes are really heavy. Chevy backing plates can be adapted. Then re-drill the Chevy drum to the Ford bolt pattern. This is a bit of work it can get 30 pounds off the rear. The other option is drop back to the Chevy rear. Then you may have trouble finding gears. Racing is never easy, hope this helps, SLEEPY

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted April 19, 2002 11:07 PM
Thanks for the advice fellas.

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