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    Are these Lincoln brake drums?

    I had this posted in the "What is it?" section, but didn't get much in the way of answers.

    I found these drums in the shed at my Mother's house while clearing out the estate.
    Dad at one time restored a '40 Lincoln Continental.
    Do these look like front hubs/drums for a Lincoln? In looking at them, I am not seeing any part numbers on them.

    If they are from a Lincoln, do they fit other Fords? Or are they Lincoln / year specific? I imagine they may be larger than standard Ford drums.

    I am planning on listing them for sale at some point.
    They look to be in very good condition. Nothing a quick clean up on a brake lathe won't cure.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Are these Lincoln brake drums?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepspear View Post
    I had this posted in the "What is it?" section, but didn't get much in the way of answers.

    I found these drums in the shed at my Mother's house while clearing out the estate.
    Dad at one time restored a '40 Lincoln Continental.
    Do these look like front hubs/drums for a Lincoln? In looking at them, I am not seeing any part numbers on them.

    If they are from a Lincoln, do they fit other Fords? Or are they Lincoln / year specific? I imagine they may be larger than standard Ford drums.

    I am planning on listing them for sale at some point.
    They look to be in very good condition. Nothing a quick clean up on a brake lathe won't cure.

    Thanks!
    They look to be late 40 or 41 Lincoln brake drums the 40 early were flat where these have the raised centers. Waldren

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    Re: Are these Lincoln brake drums?

    These look to be the rear drums and should be the same from 1940 to 1948

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    Re: Are these Lincoln brake drums?

    These drums will likely fit Fords and Mercurys from 1940 through 1948. Lincoln drums are the same size as Ford, except that Lincoln drums are finned for better cooling whereas Fords are not finned.

    I'm pretty sure that they can also be used on 1938 and 1939 Fords, Mercurys, and Lincolns if you switch from the VW size bolt circle to the standard Ford bolt circle used from 1940-1948. (Lincoln abandoned the VW size bolt circle in mid-1938).

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    Re: Are these Lincoln brake drums?

    Quote Originally Posted by peecher View Post
    These look to be the rear drums and should be the same from 1940 to 1948
    Rear drums?
    I wouldn't have guessed that since they have roller bearings in the hub.
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    Re: Are these Lincoln brake drums?

    Yes, Ford, Merc, and Lincoln rear drims and hubs up to '48 had roller bearings, They were also tapered and keyed for the axles and had a groove on the hub for a puller.

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