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Brake drum gasket
#1377758 Sun Sep 20 2020 03:56 PM
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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
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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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JP3800 #1382220 Mon Oct 26 2020 02:45 AM
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I purchased gasket paper at NAPA and cut them out.


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Re: Brake drum gasket
JP3800 #1382419 Tue Oct 27 2020 02:23 PM
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Why are they there in the first place? There's no way to seal the rotating gap between the drum and the backing plate, so gasketing the junction between the drum and the axle flange seems to be a fruitless effort!
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Re: Brake drum gasket
JP3800 #1382423 Tue Oct 27 2020 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Why are they there in the first place? There's no way to seal the rotating gap between the drum and the backing plate, so gasketing the junction between the drum and the axle flange seems to be a fruitless effort!
Jerry
I am not looking for an argument, and, I am no expert.

GM shows/lists those paper gaskets in the Master Parts Catalog: in Group 6.819 GASKET Wheel Hub (front & rear).

My understanding is that the "gasket" paper was/is used to help avoid "rust weld" of the drum and the backing plate.


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - 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. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]

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