Brakes have come a long way since the early days, when pressing the pedal worked a set of mechanical linkages to move the brake shoes. Hydraulic brakes were used on a few high-end cars as far back as the 1920s, but didn’t become widespread for another decade. Early cars only had brakes on the rear wheels, and when they were added to the front ones, cars so equipped commonly had warning signs on the back, telling drivers behind that this vehicle might stop much faster than they expected. Until the 1970s, most cars had drum brakes on all four wheels.
Drum brakes are concealed within a metal drum, which is also located behind the wheel and turns at the same speed. Inside are two brake shoes, lined with friction material. In this case, a wheel cylinder presses the shoes outward against the spinning brake drum, stopping it to bring the vehicle to a halt.
Premium Relined Riveted Rear Drum Brake Shoes (R245) by Bendix®. Brake Size: 241.3mm (9.5") x 50.8mm (2"). Web: 0.1875". Throat: 1". Anchor Type: High. Shoes per set: 4.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is an industry pioneer in the sphere of leading-edge active safety technologies, control systems and air brake charging. It was founded under the Westinghouse Air Brake Company name in 1869 and became a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group in 2002. Bendix® offers numerous brake parts including brake pads, drums and brake shoes for medium and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and other commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, the company employs more than 2000 people and has several manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries..
|(1960-70) Brake Shoes-3/4 Ton-F & R|
|Product : 71-063|
|Price : $26.95|