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Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 #650378
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What brake drums were used on the Salisbury 7ha axle in 1979/1980? I think mine need replacing.


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Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: BigLes] #650390
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Morgan specific unfortunately.and not cheap either!

There is a 'conversion' that can be done to Datsun finned drums to get them to fit though but the Datsun brake drums are in short supply apparently.

Can you get your existing ones skimmed by a machine shop?

Arwyn

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I have a local engineering company who are going to have a look at my drums, but I was curious to know what new drums would cost.


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Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: BigLes] #650407
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From poor memory I think you are looking at £200 a pair at least so skimming will be worth a go.

A quick look on Uncle Melvyn's site £164 per drum for Plus8 or Roadsters as a guide.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
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Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: BigLes] #650429
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Melvyn is £85 +Vat for disc wheel drums. They'll probably do wire wheels too, but not everything is listed on the website (I couldn't find the disc wheels when I enquired, so they put it on for me).

SiFab do them as well.

For comparison, a rear brake drum for a Landrover can be purchased for about £12.00 smile


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Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: BigLes] #650435
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Or you can go for these lovely drums:

Alfin Drums

I actually think they are better value that the standard ones, but VERY expensive!


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Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: TBM] #650436
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Originally Posted by TBM
Melvyn is £85 +Vat for disc wheel drums. They'll probably do wire wheels too, but not everything is listed on the website (I couldn't find the disc wheels when I enquired, so they put it on for me).

SiFab do them as well.

For comparison, a rear brake drum for a Landrover can be purchased for about £12.00 smile


I did wonder if Land Rover drums were used, but it seems not?


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Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: TBM] #650444
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Originally Posted by TBM
Or you can go for these lovely drums:

Alfin Drums

I actually think they are better value that the standard ones, but VERY expensive!



And the benefit of these on a road car would be what exactly?

Arwyn

Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: BigLes] #650447
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When I first joined I tried to post a pic of some 50`s TR -bits I had in the garage tr/engine block and a +4 engine of the same period... amongst the stuff was a set of genuine 50`s ALL-FIN drums from a TR2, wonder if they might have been of similar dimensions to Morgan...? Gave all the stuff to a pal what he did with it I have no idea...?

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Arwyn, All-Fin drums can polish up well and look very nice behind a set of wires, so much so that I have known at least one +8 owner who had a set of highly polished alloy Datsun 240Z drums modified to fit behind his wires.. Each to their own..?

The TR ALL-Fin drums were made by Wellworthy and were fitted to the front brakes behind disc wheels on the 55 TR2 I had.

Re: Rear brake drums - 1980 4/4 [Re: BigLes] #650451
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I had a set of drums skimmed on one of my old MGBs, ended up worse than before. Its not the easiest thing to do - looks simple in principle but it isn't.


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