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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 9:32 AM Thread Starter
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Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

I was wondering if anybody tried the Cardone aluminum drums they have for GM A bodys.. They look nice and should work better then the iron drums.. I was looking at the reviews on Summit and one guy had warping issues with them, some of the reviews look generic.. I just noticed Rock Auto quit carrying them..

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aaz-2c18000
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 12:09 PM
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

I installed mine about a year ago. Fit well, no complaints but have only put about 500 miles on them.
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I installed mine about a year ago. Fit well, no complaints but have only put about 500 miles on them.
What diameter to they fit. 10” or 12” drums? And what is the depth, just assuming 2”?

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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

How about door number three?

Try 9 1/2.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 19, 11:40 AM
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

They're advertised as 2 1/2" wide but I believe that's incorrect. They are the same size as the original drums which are 9 1/2" x 2".
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

Hey guys, I fortuitously came across this recent thread while researching the possibility of using Cardone 9.5 Rear Aluminum Drums for my 1966 El Camino with a 10-Bolt non-post rear. I believe the stock diameter of my drums is 9". Will the 9.5" drums be a direct replacement for me? Also, it appears that the Cardone units are drilled with a larger opening for the 12-Bolt hub. Will these work with my Elky's 10-Bolt? These units also don't have cutouts for the adjustment spoon. Anyone think that's a major problem? I've really only used that hole for adjusting recently replaced drum brakes. I'd really love to know if these units will be a direct swap, which is my ultimate question here. If not, then it's AC Delco, Bendix, or Raybestos cast iron. Thank you all very much.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 19, 8:41 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

I cut a small opening in the backing plate on my 10 bolt to adjust the brakes. I don't use self adjusters, they make my car pull to one side and don't get the shoes close enough to the drum..
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 19, 3:04 PM
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

Thanks Jeff. So do you think the Cardone units will fit and properly work on my '66 10-Bolt?
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 8:00 PM
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

I bought this exact part number Cardone unit on Ebay: "Cardone New Brake Drums 2C18000." It DOES NOT FIT my 1966 El Camino 10-Bolt non-posi rear. My Elky is bone stock and the rear is original to the car. The diameter of the drum is good, but it is too wide and does not seat on the axle flange. I used the information above to make the purchase. Please be advised that this information may be incorrect for your year Chevelle/El Camino.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 10:58 PM
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

Your rear drums should measure 9 1/2" or 9.5" X 2" inch on the rear drums,if they're too wide they may measure 2 1/2 inch wide.If that's what those drums measure then they may be designed for the fronts.
9.5 inch GM 4 wheel drums are 2 1/2 on the front and 2.0 inch for the rears.If those drums measure 2 1/2 on the drums braking surface they have been advertised incorrectly.
BUT if they measure 9" wide and 2" on the braking surface but are hitting the backing plate before going on all the way on then there may be a fix for your drums.
What do your drums measure ?

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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

Hello 350SS, thank you very much for your response. My Elky is now at the mechanic's shop (Bradshaw's, here in Portland) so I won't be able to measure the drums until next week. Is the only difference between front and rear the " difference in width? That would be great news, and certainly worth trying. Unfortunately, I think I simply bought late-model G-Body drums thinking they'd fit because folks on this site and others said the Cardone 2C-18000 part number is correct for my '66. Other sites say this part fits only the later model GM cars. The seller says he took them off his '77 Trans Am. Below is a picture of the Ebay post. What do you think? It'd be nice to know the truth so it's clear on this post for others (though a little late for me). Thanks, I appreciate your time here.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 19, 5:12 AM
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They are on the Moser 12-bolt in the '66.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 19, 5:45 AM
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Re: Cardone Rear Aluminum Drums....

Update: Looks like 350SS was right; the Cardone aluminum drums I bought do fit the front brakes, perfectly. Still, I think it's strange that the ebay seller claims to have taken them off the rear of his 1977 Trans Am. Will inquire further on that very odd discrepancy, unless anyone has an answer. Thanks again 350SS!! P

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