Making some Buick brakes

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15max
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Making some Buick brakes

Post by 15max » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:04 pm

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.
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cudaman
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Re: Making some Buick brakes

Post by cudaman » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:58 pm

Great work! :)

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Re: Making some Buick brakes

Post by pfindlay » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:16 pm

Nice work. It was always my understanding that the reason most cars had external service brakes was that they couldn't get as much advantage from the internal brakes.

What lining did you use?

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Re: Making some Buick brakes

Post by 15max » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:36 pm

Thanks Peter. I had a local shop line them I'm not sure what it was but it looked like what the vendors sell in Model A and T kits. That shop no longer does these.

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