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    Recently, the right rear drum is rubbing on the backing plate (39-42 Hydraulics). The right rear axle is 4-9/16" from the hub to the end of the axle. The left rear axle is 4-11/16" That 1/8" can not be shimmed as the contact on the shoes will be affected and how the drum seats on the axle taper. I pulled the axles and gears and can not figure where the 1/8" is missing. There's no way to shim the backing plate to eliminate the rubbing. BTW, this is on my roadster with quarter elliptic suspension and I have a lift so it was easy to pull. Thanks it advance for your input.
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  • #2
    I suspect you are a fairly able mechanic, so don't be offended. I assume you know about the thin shims that go on the spindle to move the drum outwards? It still doesn't explain why this is a new problem on an existing setup, if I understand correctly.


    • #3
      What happens if you swap the hub / drums from side to side?
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        Some use the shims on the axle taper, others grind a little off the rear of the drums to get clearance. Is the rear end banjo style?? Nice build, engine??
        Paul in CT


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