Drum brake trouble

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Drum brake trouble

Postby Eddronco » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Hello all, I am a new owner of a 1961 mercury comet. I have decided to do a complete repair of the brakes but I am having trouble finding all the hardware for the rear and front brakes. I went to autozone, carquest, napa and many other sites and no one has the necessary parts. Carquest only had the wheel cylinders, shoes and drums. Can someone point me to the a website where they have 1961 comet brake drum hardware kit or will a 1963 hardware kit fit?
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby Jims65cyclone » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:49 pm

61 Falcon parts should be the same.
http://dennis-carpenter.com/car60-79/c/ ... 000005618/

http://dennis-carpenter.com/category.as ... 0000005618

http://dennis-carpenter.com/category.as ... 0000005618

For some reason, the "next page" buttons on the links don't reliably take you to the correct next page, so I copied the links for all three pages of parts . :roll:
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby comethead » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 pm

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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby poboyjo65 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:32 pm

This says for a 61 falcon ,hardware kit , should be same I'd think?
https://www.stockwiseauto.com/auto-part ... el=Falcon&
Here is one of those from another vendor with a pic .
https://autoplicity.com/2905769-brake-h ... ZiEALw_wcB
I just found these online, I have no idea if they're what you need.

I have heard others having trouble finding the hardware for early falcons. I think one guy said he used kits from a 67 valiant. :? :?
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby Eddronco » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:23 am

Jims65cyclone wrote:61 Falcon parts should be the same.
http://dennis-carpenter.com/car60-79/c/ ... 000005618/

http://dennis-carpenter.com/category.as ... 0000005618

http://dennis-carpenter.com/category.as ... 0000005618

For some reason, the "next page" buttons on the links don't reliably take you to the correct next page, so I copied the links for all three pages of parts . :roll:
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Hmm nothing for hardware kit. That emergency brake handle would come in handy though. The emergency brake is stuck and I cant release it because there's no handle
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby Eddronco » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:25 am



Nice. I'm just looking for the hardware kit really because the auto parts store near me have most of the basic stuff but no hardware
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby Eddronco » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:26 am

poboyjo65 wrote:This says for a 61 falcon ,hardware kit , should be same I'd think?
https://www.stockwiseauto.com/auto-part ... el=Falcon&
Here is one of those from another vendor with a pic .
https://autoplicity.com/2905769-brake-h ... ZiEALw_wcB
I just found these online, I have no idea if they're what you need.

I have heard others having trouble finding the hardware for early falcons. I think one guy said he used kits from a 67 valiant. :? :?


Cool. 67 valiant huh. Well I guess I'll risk using 63 comet hardware kits maybe 61 falcon.
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby Eddronco » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:32 am

Thank you guys for helping me out. I guess I'll go with a 63 comet hardware kit or 61 falcon hardware kit
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Re: Drum brake trouble

Postby Eddronco » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 am

I bought a 1961 ford falcon brake hardware kit on Ebay it comes with front and rear hardware so hopefully it works out. Thanks again guys.
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