What brand drums and shoes/linings?

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  1. Castle

    Castle Member

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    looking for recommendations for drums and shoes/linings... 1968 Newport base model. Please don’t say NOS, unless you have them for me, or have a source for them, I understand the difference between today’s quality and yesteryears. I really would like to use modern made stuff because of the ease of acquiring them... so please offer those options, thanks!
     
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    If your original drums are still under the max. diameter, have them turned.

    I too wanted to just go with new for ease of acquisition, but....I recently tried a new set of (chicom) Raybestos drums and they were out of round, new. This is usually not the case with that brand, but I guess they're slipping too.

    Then I found a shop that still had a brake lathe and I had the originals cleaned up.
     
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    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Call Craig above.

    If he can't help you, try Nigel at National Moparts 1-888-652-7464
     
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    Craig: How much for NOS drums and shoes ?
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I'll be calling soon.
     
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    mobileparts Active Member

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    Just getting set to leave the library (to use the computer -- I don't have a computer -- that's why I tell everyone "Always best to simply call me"...)
    That "Mn" isn't Minnesota, is it????
    I am a diehard, diehard VIKINGS fan forever -- I bleed PURPLE -- just can't stand this 8 -- he cost us 4 games this year....
    I need to win 1 before I die -- I am not greedy....
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Beyond NOS, if the lining material is black or very dark it is better. The whiter/light colored is not good.
    Depending on your proximity to a metro area you can have yours relined is irons are in good shape. Then you can pick and choose from truck lining material.
    Just some food for thought.
     
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  8. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    Raybestos shoes...No problems so far.....
    and adjusted on a regular basis.
    NOS drums and anti-howl springs....sorry!
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    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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  10. mobileparts

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    AND --- the "446" shoe is not even correct -- for the
    1960s..... That is the superceded version of the real
    335 shoe -- and the to hole is not hole -- it is slotted for the mid-70s & up arm that goes into the shoe...
    Such that it is VERY sloppy for the 1960s cars ---
    ask anyone who has "tried" to install them.
    Why would you FIGHT Quality? Why would you put
    the wrong ones on and be happy?
    (Most Canadians I have found to be intelligent.)
     
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    I don't have an unlimited and replenishing supply of
    N.O.S. ++ Asbestos++.....
    Those who want their cars to be "SWEET" will grab
    my N.O.S. --- and I will be OUT before I can supply
    all of them -- that is a sad fact, one day....
     
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    mobileparts Active Member

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    Hey Castle --
    Can't P M you -- your inbox is full....
    Yours, Craig...
     
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    I’m all set, Craig, thanks.