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  • Flathead Ted's setup with '35 front brakes

    Can I use the Ted's front parts I used with the original '30 brakes on my car if I change the front brakes to '35 assemblies or are the modified parts different?
    1930 Sport Coupe, 1965 Lotus Elan

  • #2
    You are still better off with just properly rebuilt originals.

    That being said, do some research. You will find by late 36 they went to a full floating brakes. If you are going that route might as well get the right stuff. I believe 35 and 36 are basically the same.

    You can learn about the evolution of the Ford V8 brakes in the service bulletins.


    • #3
      Don't the '36 brakes use the wide 5 bolt spacing? Maybe the '35 drums could be used with the '36 backing plates?
      1930 Sport Coupe, 1965 Lotus Elan


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