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aluminum drums

February 10 2010 at 7:26 PM

mike  (Login SquatchClutch)

Did Ford make an optional aluminum drum for their Gals?


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(Login tom406)

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.

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(Login qikbbstang)

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.

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(Login FeWedge427)

Aluminum Drums

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.


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(Login StarlinerRon)


February 10 2010, 8:23 PM 

Aluminum 63up taxi 11x3" Front w/ hub, C3AZ-1102-E

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Tom P
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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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john vermeersch
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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

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