Front Brake Drum Interchangability

Ghostultramarine

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Okay, so I took my brake drums off, wire wheeled them and painted them (black, so if I put on the 5 Spokes, it will just be black in behind).

Putting them back on I realized I put them on the opposite sides they were originally.

Is this going to be a problem? (My daughter suggested, "Well, we'll find out" as I aired my thoughts aloud.)

Is it a problem to switch them back? No. I didn't put the wheels on, yet. Just curious.
 

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Only thing I can think of is that your drum shoes and inside drum surfaces have history together and have worn in together and seated. Switching sides may have you getting uneven shoe/drum surface wear. Anyone else feel free to chime in if there are other issues. If it were me I’d put them back where they were.
 

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I would switch them back. Especially if the left side drum still has the left hand threaded studs.
 

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It does not have left handed threads.

Those are all my thoughts too. (If I wasn’t questioning it, I would not have posted the question.).

It’s good to get others’ ideas and confirmation.

The only reason I noticed is the right hand lug bolts have the ‘R’ on them.
 

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It takes 8 minutes to change them back.

It didn't...

The cotter pin broke. So, I had to drive into the city and buy some more (got extras). Then the wife texts and says to get some milk. Texts a little while later and says to get root beer.

But it got done.
 
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