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Brake drum gasket
#1377758 Sun Sep 20 2020 03:56 PM
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JP3800 Offline OP
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Refreshing the rear brakes on my 1949 3800 -
There is a gasket that fits between the hub flange and the brake drum. Are these still available somewhere? I can't seem to find a name or identify them.

Re: Brake drum gasket
JP3800 #1377763 Sun Sep 20 2020 04:21 PM
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
Re: Brake drum gasket
JP3800 #1377824 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:14 AM
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yar Offline
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Brown paper grocery bags are perfect for making thin gaskets like that one. If you lay the piece of paper on a drum and tap the paper with a small hammer around the edges of the center hole, lug stud holes and retaining screw holes you will just have made a perfect gasket in about one minute.

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