Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Sweepspear

Are these Lincoln brake drums?

6 posts in this topic

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!

post-52228-143138570251_thumb.jpg

post-52228-143138570259_thumb.jpg

post-52228-143138570266_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0