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Username Post: Brake replacement parts        (Topic#365839)
Posts: 28

Reg: 04-11-10
07-18-21 05:41 AM - Post#2823416    

Doing total replacement of brakes on my 55 1series 3100 pickup. Looking at either going all raybestos or ac delco on the parts. Raybestos being the cheapest, question is it really worth the added expense to use ac delco any more. Going back with stock brakes. Just doing wheel cylinders and master cylinder. Thanks for any input


Posts: 61

Loc: NorCal
Reg: 10-24-18
07-18-21 04:35 PM - Post#2823464    
    In response to 374door

Another option you might consider is having your shoes relined, if they can be relined. Some of the shoes don't use rivets and/or have holes drilled, so DIY folks can't as easily replace the liner. It can still usually be done. However, many of the specialty shops can reline those type of shoes anyway.

I had some Huck shoes relined by a local shop to me in the Bay Area, their contact info is:

B & A Friction
(408) 286-9200
1164 Old Bayshore Hwy
San Jose, CA 95112

These guys will arc grind your drums to the new pads if you want, but since you're squabbling over spending more $$$s on AC Delco, I'm not sure B & A Friction is going to fit into your budget. B & A Friction uses some type of asbestos free silicon carbide material, as I recall, which is similar to many of the new shoes. They may have Ceramic also. Try to get shoes that have Ceramic or Silicon Carbide material, IMO, as those seem to currently be about the best material out there that for non-asbestos. If you can't find that, settle for semi-metallic. AC Delco is known for using decent material, I would probably pay more and buy them myself. Good luck with whatever you decide, you have some options with Bendix brakes, a lot less options on the Huck. I am converting to Bendix. I have the front parts I got from MikeW here (Thanks again Mike!) and replacing my rear axle with a '55 that has Bendix brakes on it.

"Keroppi" - 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton Pickup

Posts: 6

Reg: 05-02-21
07-22-21 07:45 AM - Post#2823680    
    In response to Keroppi

Raybestos is a good choice even though it is cheaper. My younger brother recently purchased his first truck which is a 1990 Chevy SS. As a replacement for the current wheels, we're looking at 4WheeOnline for wheel and tire sets. Do you have any idea which brand is best for his car?

Edited by Jappy on 07-25-21 02:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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