Get help and help others restore and enjoy driving/touring in horseless carriages
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The rear axle brakes on my 1907 Model G Buick were cobbled together such that they were dangerous. I tried to improve the mechanical advantage but couldn't improve the makeshift parts. I happened upon some Buick patent drawings for a different model but thought it might work. Scaling the drawing to my drum size I could trace out the parts and cut them from steel. The band is just cold rolled bar shaped around a maple block. Screws and pins are riveted and hold it together. Welding might work better but I rivet better than I weld. These work very well now.