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Bendix Style Brakes for 1937-48 Ford Spindles, 12 x 2 Inch

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Overall Thickness:
2.00
Finish:
Natural
Overall Diameter:
12.00
Bolt Hole Pattern:
3.38" x 3.38"
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
Includes backing plates, shoes, hardware, and wheel cylinders.
Bendix Style Brakes for 1937-48 Ford Spindles, 12 x 2 Inch
Bendix Style Brakes for 1937-48 Ford Spindles, 12 x 2 Inch
Bendix Style Brakes for 1937-48 Ford Spindles, 12 x 2 Inch

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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a pair.

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What's in the Box

If you want the early look but are reluctant to use old non-energizing drum brakes, we have just what you need. Our 100% new self-energizing backing plate assemblies come complete with shoes, wheel cylinders and hardware. Fits either the front or rear of 1937-48 Ford cars or 1937-47 Ford half-ton pickups with original style rear axle.

These brake assemblies can be used with Buick drums and 1948 Ford hubs, or we also offer new iron 12" x 2" brake drums (910-65400) with 5 on 5-1/2" bolt circle which are impossible to find elsewhere.

Wheel Cylinder Inlet: 7/16"-20 straight thread
NOT 7/16"-20 IFF
Inlet fitting will require a sealing washer or O-ring style fitting
Bolt Pattern: 3-3/8" center-to-center both horizontal and vertically
If using Model A or B spindles the holes will have to be elongated inward to fit the narrower bolt pattern

We recommend use of adapter rings 916-31928 to keep the spindle centered in the backing plate 

Notes

  1. Spindle modification is necessary when installing these backing plates. Up to 1/4" of material may need to be removed on the top of the spindle.
  2. Our flat plate steering arms WILL NOT fit this backing plate.
  3. Wheel cylinders will need an O-ring or a sealing washer as they are not IFF fittings. If using with Model A or B spindles, the four bolt holes will have to be elongated inward to fit that narrower bolt pattern. We recommend using a 916-31928 adapter ring for this application.

Specs


Item Details

12" x 2"

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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Gary43
Boise, ID, USA

Product as described

April 08, 2015
Easy to install just follow the directions supplied.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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deucecoupe
Portland Oregon

Bendrix Brakes

September 21, 2013
I purchased these for my traditional looking '32 Ford. They were very straightforward and easy to install. I had to do some grinding to make them fit, but that was easy. The backing plates bolted right up to the spindles, and the assembly was easy. I initially screwed up the adjustors and had to correct that, but once done everything went together and worked perfectly. I love the period correct look and the performance.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • instructions were excellent
Cons:
  • no cons
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RJS NY
NEW YORK, NY

WOULD RECOMEND THESE TO FRIENDS

May 22, 2010
The quality is excelent, the price was great, will buy as much as I can from speedway, so far the quality and prices can not be beaten.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

10 questions : 10 answers

1 answers

what brake line would I use for this set up on the front and can I get them in braided SS and can I hook one end to part #91031360 to the 3an side

Damnear
January 16, 2015

what brake line would I use for this set up on the front and can I get them in braided SS and can I hook one end to part #91031360 to the 3an side

Answers

January 19, 2015
EricM
You will need AN3 adapters 6174132 and crush washers 6173513 so that you can use AN3 stainless braided lines such as 91031843, 91031842, 91031844, etc. There are several other lengths and fitting angle choices on the brake lines but those are a few examples.
1 answers

Fender interference With these brakes being a 1/4" larger than the 1 3/4" brakes you offer, is the 1/4" being added to the front of the drum or is the back plate offset? I'm concerned that my tire will hit the fender as my car is lowered 4 1/2" in the front and the clearance is already tight.

Sparky65
nj
August 03, 2014

Fender interference With these brakes being a 1/4" larger than the 1 3/4" brakes you offer, is the 1/4" being added to the front of the drum or is the back plate offset? I'm concerned that my tire will hit the fender as my car is lowered 4 1/2" in the front and the clearance is already tight.

Answers

August 04, 2014
EricM
The backing plate is offset further to accommodate the wider brake shoe. Your wheel will still be placed in the same spot in the fender as an 1 3/4" wide.
1 answers

will this fit my model a brake drum and wheel assembly? I've got a original model a axle and " A" spoke wheels and i am looking for a replacement for the stuff in-between. spindle, drums and such.

ZEPP
Austin, TX, USA
December 20, 2013

will this fit my model a brake drum and wheel assembly? I've got a original model a axle and " A" spoke wheels and i am looking for a replacement for the stuff in-between. spindle, drums and such.

Answers

December 23, 2013
Jason
Part number 91065420 which is the self energizing hydraulic brakes for the 37-48 spindles and will NOT directly fit your Model A spindles. The bolt pattern is different and you will also need kit number 91631928 to center the backing plate. The original hub and drum also will not be a mate and you will need hub number 91065450 times 2, bearing kit number 91065455, and drum number 91065400. The bolt pattern is correct for the 5 ½ bolt pattern wheels.
1 answers

will this work on a f-3 truck in the front?

stifflip859
Kentucky, USA
April 30, 2013

will this work on a f-3 truck in the front?

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April 30, 2013
Jason
These loaded backing plates are for the half ton pickup and passenger car applications with 3 3/8” center to center bolt pattern both vertical and horizontal for the backing plates. The kit is set up with 12 inch brakes and different than the 14” on the F3. You may want to check the web as several forums and suggestions come up for the F3 brake needs.
1 answers

what part,and how much of spindle has to be removed, to install bendix plates?

grumpy old man
central iowa
November 09, 2011

what part,and how much of spindle has to be removed, to install bendix plates?

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November 11, 2011
John
Part # 91065420 Depending on the year of spindle between 1937-1948 the top of the spindle will need to be ground down up to ¼” to allow clearance for the wheel cylinder recess in the backing plate. If using on an earlier A or B spindle we suggest the adapter rings to keep the backing plate centered and also the mounting holes will require elongation to compensate for the bolt pattern difference.
1 answers

in reference to the first question about adapting to AN lines, according to the description of this brake cylinder inlet is 7/16 Straight fitting "NOT IFF". So is it still appropriate to use product 6174132 adapter as suggested in the other question even though its not an IF fitting? If not, why is this cylinder not an IFF because there doesnt seem to be any options for 7/16-20 straight to connect 3/16 brake lines?

Tibbs
May 08, 2015

in reference to the first question about adapting to AN lines, according to the description of this brake cylinder inlet is 7/16 Straight fitting "NOT IFF". So is it still appropriate to use product 6174132 adapter as suggested in the other question even though its not an IF fitting? If not, why is this cylinder not an IFF because there doesnt seem to be any options for 7/16-20 straight to connect 3/16 brake lines?

Answers

May 08, 2015
Zach
Expert
You can use the fitting number you asked about if you want AN lines. To answer the question about using a 3/16" brake line you really dont need this to be IFF, most people prefer to use something like a 9174900 which is a flexible rubber line and then will let you attach a 3/16" hardline to the inlet of it.
1 answers

HI. I have a 36 ford coupe, that originally had mechanical brakes. I now have a39 rear with hydraulics and the front also has a disc conversion with 5 on 5-1/2. I want to go back to a drum set up on the front. Can I fit the 12x2 bendix with hub, drum and the adapter kit? Thanks

cadatak
Perth western Australia
May 12, 2015

HI. I have a 36 ford coupe, that originally had mechanical brakes. I now have a39 rear with hydraulics and the front also has a disc conversion with 5 on 5-1/2. I want to go back to a drum set up on the front. Can I fit the 12x2 bendix with hub, drum and the adapter kit? Thanks

Answers

May 13, 2015
John
Expert
You can use the 37-48 bendix backing plates number 91065420 along with the adapter kit number 91631928 for proper alignment and then you will need to elongate the holes in the backing plate to mate with the early spindle pattern. Then the hub and bearings 91065450 and 91065455.
1 answers

I installed part 910-32106 Super Bell 37-41 spindles on my 30 roadster. I just purchased 91065420 front bendix brakes with backing plates. The new backing plate hits the top of the spindle ring where the wheel cylinder bottom sits so that the backing plate cannot sit flush against the spindle plate. Are there adapters for this or is in necessary to modify the spindle plate somehow?

Doug
Reno, NV
May 16, 2015

I installed part 910-32106 Super Bell 37-41 spindles on my 30 roadster. I just purchased 91065420 front bendix brakes with backing plates. The new backing plate hits the top of the spindle ring where the wheel cylinder bottom sits so that the backing plate cannot sit flush against the spindle plate. Are there adapters for this or is in necessary to modify the spindle plate somehow?

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May 18, 2015
Eric
Expert
On the backing plate set number 91065410 or 91065420 when used on the early Ford spindles the top of the spindles will need to be ground down flat to accept the bulge in the backing plate required to house the wheel cylinder.
1 answers

Hello. I have ford wire spoke wheels off of a 35 Ford on my Model A hotrod. Will these work without any issues on the front using your spindles, and the early hubs 91065450? I would use your drums 91065400. Do I need to worry about a spacer to center the wire wheels?

Joe
Minneapolis, MN
May 26, 2015

Hello. I have ford wire spoke wheels off of a 35 Ford on my Model A hotrod. Will these work without any issues on the front using your spindles, and the early hubs 91065450? I would use your drums 91065400. Do I need to worry about a spacer to center the wire wheels?

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May 29, 2015
John
Expert
If you use our 28-48 spindles, the backing plate number 91065410, drums 91065400, hubs number 91065450, and bearing kit 91065455 you can use the wire wheel support number 91065470 to help center the wheel on the hub for ease of installation.
1 answers

Is there a tool which I can stretch the orange springs easier?

Nicomat
June 11, 2015

Is there a tool which I can stretch the orange springs easier?

Answers

June 11, 2015
Eric
Expert
Tool part number 91083304 is intended for removing and installing the orange springs that you refer to.
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