Will 11" x 2 1/2" brake drums fit both the 8.75 and Dana 60 rear ends?

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    MadMax3426 Well-Known Member

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    I think that I am right, but it's been awhile and I just want to make sure before ordering these from Classic Industries. Part number #2953 listed for 1970 both B/E bodies.

    Is there a difference between the years 1966 and 1970s as they only list them for 1970?

    Will they interchange between the 8.75 (1966 and later) and the Dana 60 rear ends?

    These are for my 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 426 Stage III Max Wedge that I am also working on while I wait for more parts for my 1964 Dodge 440 426 Street Wedge.

    The reason that I ask is because I have both the 8.75 (1966 and later years) and Dana 60 rear ends for this car and both have the 11"backing plates.

    Just taking a step back before ordering.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I have 11x 2 1/2 drums on the 8-3/4 on my 1967 Charger. The rear end is original to the Charger. You need drums, backing plates, bars and levers, shoes, and a rebuild kit.
    I found everything on eBay cheap and pieced together a kit. Looks great.

    It's a little hard to get assembled correctly and the instructions suck that come with the rebuild kit.
    Here's some helpful pictures:
    KIMG1019.JPG KIMG1023.JPG
    KIMG1020.JPG KIMG0758.JPG

    Note: the self adjuster lever is supposed to be on the SIDE of the self adjuster gear, not below it. That was a mistake I made that I had to go back and fix with a screwdriver.

    Everything is done except drums in those pictures, but they just slide right on.

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  3. MadMax3426

    MadMax3426 Well-Known Member

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    I see in the picture of the brake shoe assembly that you need to tighten the gap on the horse shoe clip that holds the parking brake lever on the right rear side of the brake shoe so that it does not come loose. Check both side of the brake assembly to insure that the gap is tighter. And the overload spring is to be connected on the outside of the adjuster lever.

    See the photo.

    I have since found out that the 11 x 2 1/2" brake drum will fit both the 8 3/4 and the Dana 60 as long as you have the 11" backing plate.

    What I don't know is if the 1970 11 x 2 1/2" brake drum is different than the ones produced from 1966 to 1969 and those produced in 1970?

    Thank you for your photos and your comments.

    11 Brakes left side rear.jpg
     
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    You are missing the top shoe retaining washer. See the photo in post #3.
    Mike
     
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      Yep and I don't see where the adjusting lever is actually making contact with the star wheel, either.
       
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      The OP stated that he corrected the adjuster cable in a later post.
      Mike
       
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        :thankyou:
         
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        They are '70 brakes
         
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