1956 11” brake drums

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Dads 56
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1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dads 56 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:25 am

Anyone have a Hollander interchange book?
Any other vehicles have 11” brake drums to fit a Packard Executive? Front and rear?

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dave Czirr » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:53 am

Sorry, my Hollander doesn't cover cars that recent, hoping someone with a more recent Hollander will come along and answer your question. But have you checked with Kanter, last time I was in their facility I took note that that had a very substantial inventory of Packard brake drums.

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dads 56 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:10 pm

Thanks for responding Dave
My first “go to” is always to try to source parts close to home in Canada.
I did reach out to Kanter, but have not yet followed up with them. Playing phone tag

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dads 56 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:40 pm

Kanter does not have drums, bummer

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dave Czirr » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:08 pm

For certain low volume years and models, this is a supply problem that many of us have foreseen for years, certainly no surprise. And its a problem that has been exaggerated by unnecessary resizing of drums when only the slightest surface imperfections are present; replacing lining material far preferable to sourcing rare drums.

I'm sorry I can't help you with your drums, but I can advise others to appreciate that your drums may someday become NLA and please, do NOT turn drums undersized until it is truly necessary. Perhaps someday we'll have a reasonably cost effective spray-metalizing service to return old drums back to OEM dimensions. There are some posts on the AACA forums about remetalizing drums where there is no practical alternative.

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Don Shields » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:19 pm

Before you abandon your search, I have two suggestions for you:
> Bob's Packard Parts, Marietta, PA, phone 717-426-1448, bobspackard@aol.com;
> Packard Seattle Co, Marysville, WA, phone 425-293-7709, dmoeenterprises@cs.com.
Over the years Bob Stoltzfus and David Moe have had parts for my '54 that I thought would be NLA. I hope you have the same good luck as I have had in dealing with these gentlemen. I would recommend you phone them for quicker service rather than emailing.

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dads 56 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:47 am

Thank you Dave and Don for the information
Wish my brake shop could have advised larger linings. ☹️

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:06 am

I fully agree with Don about Bob's Packard Parts (Bob Stolzfus). I sold him all my 55/56 parts a year ago or so, and have bought many parts from him over the years. What he didn't have in his own inventory he always seemed to find a source of it for me. Outstanding vendor.

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Adam » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:47 am

If all else fails, you could try these people:-

https://www.brakedrum.co.uk/

I bet they could make some for you.
"Do not underestimate the English cousin.....they are not as stupid as they look!" - Signor Altabani in The Italian Job.

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Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Post by Dads 56 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:10 am

Thanks Adam, I have seen them mentioned in other posts during my search.

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