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Thread: Drum Brakes on an 8 inch Ford Rear, identification

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    Drum Brakes on an 8 inch Ford Rear, identification

    OK I have an 8 inch Ford rear end on my rod, I didn't build the car, TBH I've had it for a good few years and I have no idea what the rear drum brakes are from. The original builder built it 20 years ago so I imagine he's not going to remember either so how do I identify them? I'm guessing the car is getting to the point it needs new brake shoes but as I'm probably going to have to buy them on line or by a phone call it's not like I can take them off and walk in to an American parts place and say " can I have some of these please" LOL
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    By measuring the width of the shoes and tye internal diameter of the drum will narrow the options a fair bit.

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    have you got a picture please??

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    I just replaced the rear brake shoes on my Ford 8”, it had a heavy duty, 11” drum brake conversion. I bought them on line from Mustang Maniac, they have a large number listed with all the dimensions so should be relatively easy to match them up. Good service and quick delivery.

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    Cheers.... I'll pull a rear wheel, take a pic and do the measurements. Time is running out to get the rod to the Supernats and I was hoping there was just a part number or something that would identify a year or model ... I know most Ford drums are very similar but, as always they make difficult for us...
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    Drum diameter and shoe width are what you will need.
    Bought the brakes for the 8" axle on my cougar from mustang maniacs, good service and next day delivery..

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