Brake Drums

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Mscott, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Mscott

    Mscott New Member

    Apr 8, 2017
    I am looking for a set of replacement rear drums. Does anyone sell drums that have the adjuster hole in the drum. My understanding is alot of the replacements don't have the slot
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Adjuster holes don't have a lot of value with self adjusting brakes. Simply set the new shoes for a close fit and slap the drum on. Then rock the car back and forward a few times to set the brake shoes correctly. As long as you don't let the shoes wear so badly that they cut into the drums, you don't need a manual adjuster to remove them either. Don't use metallic shoes as they wear the drums. Use the organic shoes that don't do that damage.
  3. mallard

    mallard Veteran Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    SK, Canada
    The replacement drums I've seen will have a grooved out blank where you can use a hammer and a small punch to knock the small metal oblong blank out and then insert a rubber grommet after you've knocked the metal out.
  4. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Ringgold, GA
    Adjuster holes are in the backing plate, not the drum.
  5. slayer021175666

    slayer021175666 Veteran Member

    Feb 29, 2016
    Mine are in the drum. But, yes. Useless on self adjusting brakes.

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