aluminum drumsFebruary 10 2010 at 7:26 PM
mike (Login SquatchClutch)
Did Ford make an optional aluminum drum for their Gals?
Yeah, but I don't think they're for light weight
|February 10 2010, 7:33 PM |
They've been discussed before. They were apparently a severe duty piece designed for taxis and maybe police use. A couple of guys chimed in saying that with the iron liner, they end up AT LEAST as heavy as standard 3" HD drums. I think the finned aluminum is used first and foremost for its superior heat dissipation properties.
Turbo Mustang Pacecars came with Alum Rear Drums that weighed a fraction of all iron. n/m
|February 10 2010, 7:41 PM |
Obviously on Mustangs w/ front dics they were only on the rears and rears don't typically overheat..........so I'd say weight.
|February 10 2010, 7:44 PM |
I am not sure if there are any Galaxie specific aluminum drums. Be careful
when they are advertised, aluminum drums were available on 62-64 Lincoln's. I almost spent allot of money on a pair last year. The clue is the 5x5 bolt pattern. If there are any I would assume the Lincoln drum would have been adapted for the Galaxie 5x4.5 pattern.
|February 10 2010, 8:23 PM |
Aluminum 63up taxi 11x3" Front w/ hub, C3AZ-1102-E
You saw those too eh?
|February 10 2010, 10:19 PM |
I was searching "61 Galaxie" and came up with that auction. Interesting pieces, They have a KH49355 number cast in but the more i look at the bolt pattern the more it looks like 5 on 5.
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Tom, re-calibrate your
|February 11 2010, 6:55 AM |
screen. LOL...IF those are C3AZ-E drums, the bolt pattern is 5X4.5...and they are heavy !!! They LOOK like a steel drum with an aluminum cover...I have had some...look "neat" but not benifical