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  1. Finned vs Plain Front Drums 67

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I just picked up a 5 lug conversion for the front of my '63. It came with spindles, hubs, backing plates, steering arms, and lower control arms from a 67. I need to pick up a set of drums. I'm looking at RockAuto and I see they have both plain and finned versions for sale with the same inner...
  2. Dual Circuit Conversion (I think I have a big problem...REALLY hope I am wrong)

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I searched without much luck, so I am hoping somebody here can rest my worries...but well see. I have not heard one thing about this problem until today when calling a vendor for a bleeder valve so I am still holding on to hope!! I have a 64, with stock drum all the way around, and the single...
  3. front drum brakes pull; why?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have drum brakes all around on my 72 Nova. When I hit the brakes my car pulls hard to the right. I replaced the rubber brake lines and there was no improvement. The fluid levels are fine and the hard lines appear to be in good shape. I pulled the wheels and the cylinders appear to be...
  4. Four stud disk brake drum STUCK!!!

    Wheels and Tires
    I have a 63 nova. I am trying to get the front brake drum off in order to get the wheel cylinder out to replace a busted bleeder valve. I've hammered the outer rim of the drum, I've soaked in penetrating oil, I've hammered between the studs, nothing is producing any visible movement. I've tapped...