- Jan 13, 2013
There are at least a couple of ways to implement parking brakes on rear discs . We had a Chevy Lumina , the piston " screwed " out to apply the discs . Had to " screw " it back in when replacing pads . The parking brake mechanism actuated a " retch " that tightened them . I have read of rear discs with a small internal " drum " section and small brake shoes . Wyr God bless
Originally Posted By: andyd
Quick question. How would deal with the need for a parking brake? OTOH, in NE, they aren't essential. Ahh the Y block. Wasn't that just the end run flathead with an over head valve head added? I had a 53 and a 51 and they went pretty good.
Originally Posted By: HosteenJorje
There's no reason any vehicle should have drum brakes. I'm looking at a new car purchase but am having trouble finding one without *%$#@%^ that is unneeded and will fail long before the vehicle reaches the end of service. Wish I was still driving my 54 Ford with the Y block. Wouldn't pull the hat off your head but was reliable and easy to work on.
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I cross off anything new that has rear drum brakes and hubcaps.