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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone help with a source for purchase of aluminum brade drums for a 12 bolt GM application?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 08:48 PM
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Ebay........

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 01, 12:36 PM
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Early third gen used them. Don't know where to find them now.
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Great way to reduce additional weight. I'm also interested in a pair of aluminum rear brake drums. If you find a source, paas it on. Would 3rd gen brake drums (aluminum) fit a first gen camaro?
If so, maybe a junk yard would have in wrecked camaro. David, What year camaros are 3rd gen and are they model specific for aliminum drums?
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Most of the mid eighties cars from the general had them. Look for them from Buick Regals etc, I have a pair might sell. Make offer.These were removed from a T Type that I converted to disc.
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Is there a part number(s) that we can go to GM or a parts store and order by?

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 01, 05:11 AM
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Here's a cut and paste from a past discussion on aluminum brake drums.

Some late 78+ G-body cars (Monte Carlo, Malibu, Cutlass, Regal) and some of the 84+
Camaros and Firebirds had the small 9" rear drums that were made out of aluminum.
They will easily fit on the rear of any Chevelle used 10" drums and some 73+ Chevelles and particularly El Caminos with the trailer towing package used 10" drums.
Now, about that Impala, if it uses 9" drums with a 5-on-4 3/4 bolt pattern, then the
aluminum drums should work.

I also have a set of 9" aluminum drums which came off the rear of my 86 Pontiac
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 01, 03:27 PM
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One conversion here that might be of interest is mounting 11" x 2" drums on your rearend that are off a big car with 5 x 4.75" bolt pattern axles! This is supposed to be a bolt-on! pdq67



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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pdq67:
One conversion here that might be of interest is mounting 11" x 2" drums on your rearend that are off a big car with 5 x 4.75" bolt pattern axles! This is supposed to be a bolt-on! pdq67<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Elaborate on this pdq67.
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joe clance,

Somebody has posted somewhere either here, Team Chevell or SGCOG (prob. Team Chevelle) that this is a real easy conversion to do.

I figure it is b/c the old big cars have 10 and 12 bolt rearends under them and have the 4.75" bolt pattern on the 11" brakes.

What I never did get figured out was the spindle the 1965 Chevelle Z-16 BB car used to put the 11" drums on it's front? It is the only medium sized car to ever have 11" drum brakes on it!

I saved this post at home somewhere but would have to search to find it. pdq67



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pdq67, my son's old 77 Malibu Classic had 11" rear brakes on it, so they are out there on cars other than big cars.
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chev64,

Thx for the imput.
I know disc's are better brakes but I think drums are actually lighter if you wanted to lighten a car up some. Drums work fine for the first stop, two or three, or up til they get hot!

And the 11" drums would be max. as far as SOTA drum brakes on our cars. Thats why I'm so interested in the Chevelle Z-16, 11" front drum brakes on our cars.

What's this 10" rear drum brake size that's being bantered around?? I didn't know 10" were made for GM cars. Please tell more, or did somebody just mis-measure, which is fine, thats all. pdq67



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