Tag: H.A.M.B

Rear Brakes & Axle Shafts

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Took a first look at my rear hubs, brakes & axle shafts this weekend, learned a lot 🙂

Learned that the rear axle shafts had been shimmed, also learned that this is pretty common practice 🙂

Learned that the rear shoes need some attention, along with the backplates and hardware.

Happy that I was able to remove the hubs with my three legged puller, and I need a different castellated nut for the OSR (I think?? )

Got some useful info from the H.A.M.B. always 🙂

What the Hell???

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More for the list!!
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Old School HAMBer
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,764
Re: Identification of Steering Parts

37-41 Spindles.
39-41 brake backing plates, heel of shoe adjustments at bottom.

What in the hell is that shim looking crap shoved between the axle knuckle and the slpindle back?
I’ll answer my own question… it appears to be shims to take up slack/wobble in the kingpins. Take all that stuff apart, clean it up, and see if the kingpin bushings and pins are slap worn out or the hole in the axle boss is wallowed out, it will be one or all of that.


57 Varities of Brakes!!

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Started looking at the brakes today and found a bit of a mix and match situation. The 1929 Model originally had manual “rod” type brakes. It was common practice to use hydraulic brakes from the later 30’s and 40’s Fords. My friends on the H.A.M.B. (Hokey Ass Message Board) have assured me that what I have will be OK if the the wheel cylinders are the same bore.

“The one front and one rear backing plates shown are ’39-’41 style brakes with the adjustable lower anchors.

The two different style hub/drum shown are interchangeable, no cause for concern.

The ’39-’41 used a different sized front wheel cylinder as compared to the ’42-’48 brakes; but all the aftermarket replacements are the larger (later) size, which is not a problem if used in pairs.”

The next task will be to inspect everything and get a modified handbrake cable ordered from the States.