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Early Ford Banjo Rear End Brake Drum/Axle Retainer

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Finish:
Zinc
Hardware Included:
Yes
Garage Sale:
No
Centerline of Holes:
1.86
Material Thickness:
.125
Inside Width:
1.79
Early Ford Banjo Rear End Brake Drum/Axle Retainer
Early Ford Banjo Rear End Brake Drum/Axle Retainer
Early Ford Banjo Rear End Brake Drum/Axle Retainer
Early Ford Banjo Rear End Brake Drum/Axle Retainer

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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 snap an axle in your non-safety-hub-equipped 1939-48 Ford banjo rear end, you can stop the loss of the brake drum and axle stub with this kit. Includes 2 bolt-on brackets and hardware.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
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5WNDODUDE
Verified Purchaser
Goleta, CA, USA

Decent, some modifications

April 08, 2015
Hello, I bought these brake drum / axle retainers for my 1940 Ford Coupe. I'm running a stock 'original' banjo rear-end, with stock 40 Ford brake drums. These retainers DID NOT FIT CORRECTLY right out of the box. (retainers were touching the drums) Now, the directions clearly state that a little GRINDING may be required, which I'm totally cool with. I had to grind A LOT. (angle grinder flap-disc) Grinding took about 10 to 15 minutes per side. I didn't want to take too much off of each retainer. So, I would grind, mount to car and then grind more. Once I obtained the proper fit over each rear brake drum, I felt my rear wheels might rub. Sure enough both rear wheels (ever so slightly) rubbed the retainers. Again, I used my angle-grinder with flap-disc and rounded all the out-side edges of the retainer. This worked and no more rubbing! This kit is good and IF you enjoy a little fabrication, like I do, then it's no big deal! A little grinding sure beats your axle floating out on the freeway!
Pros:
  • includes hardware
Cons:
  • grinding and fitting
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cubster
Verified Purchaser
Cape Cod, Ma

must have

October 18, 2014
Easy install. Had to do some minor trimming, also painted them black to blend in. Good quality, thanks!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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40Ford61
Maryland

Great item

September 06, 2014
Very we'll made part. Bolted right up and is very well made.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hotrod
Verified Purchaser
Concord, CA

Excellect ptoduct.

April 02, 2011
High quality product and well engineered.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 4 answers

2 answers

Installation We have a '40 Ford with hydraulic brakes. I see the pic of the final installation, but how is this attached? Is it attached using the wheel cylinder holes? Must other holes be drilled? With the self-locking nuts, it seems like they are installed with the brake drum off. But then, how do you install the brake drum?

JoeCt
Connecticut, USA
September 11, 2013

Installation We have a '40 Ford with hydraulic brakes. I see the pic of the final installation, but how is this attached? Is it attached using the wheel cylinder holes? Must other holes be drilled? With the self-locking nuts, it seems like they are installed with the brake drum off. But then, how do you install the brake drum?

Answers

October 19, 2014
Cubster
Super easy install. Remove rear wheels. No reason to remove drums. Three bolts hold wheel cylinder, just remove top two bolts and replace with kit. Done. Good instructions included in kit. Note: check clearance between drum and retainer. You may have to file small amount. I also had to modify balance weights that were on my drums so they cleared. I also painted mine black to blend in since my backing plates and drums are black.
September 11, 2013
Jason
Early Ford brake drum retainer is an easy install and utilizes the upper two bolts on the backing plate that retain the wheel cylinder. Leave the third bolt installed to keep it in place and then remove the upper two and using the longer bolts that come in the kit go thru the retainer, the backing plate, and into the wheel cylinder.
1 answers

Will this item work on a 1938 Ford (last year for mechanical brakes)?

November 06, 2011

Will this item work on a 1938 Ford (last year for mechanical brakes)?

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November 08, 2011
John
Part number 91031365 These bolt on under the two bolts that retain the wheel cylinder. Since the mechanical brakes have backing plates with different configuration a direct bolt up is not accomplished without modification to the mechanical backing plates. See the third thumbnail photo on our website for a view of a kit installed.
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i have a 1950 ford f1.flathead v8,stock rear.recently had the rear axle come out while making a turn due to a bearing failure.would this retainer keep it from hapening again?it is a early 50 with 3 speed on the floor. thanks

charlie
hanover,va.
July 05, 2015

i have a 1950 ford f1.flathead v8,stock rear.recently had the rear axle come out while making a turn due to a bearing failure.would this retainer keep it from hapening again?it is a early 50 with 3 speed on the floor. thanks

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July 06, 2015
Craig
Expert
Yes this retainer is designed to bolt on using the two mounting bolts for the wheel cylinder on the old banjo style rear axle and captures the brake drum keeping the axle from "walking" out of the housing.
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