Paughco Mechanical Brake Parts

mechanical-brake-partsMaintaining or restoring a vintage bike or building a “dirty” old school chopper requires to know where to find the period correct parts. Paughco carries a good selection of those hard to find replacement items. As an example, and because somebody asked me where to find them, these early brake components that Paughco manufactures. They include a mechanical drum with sprocket and dust cover ’37-’57, mechanical brake shoes, mechanical brake drum backing plate ’37-’57, mechanical brake cam for rigids thru ‘57, return springs and even an early Sporty and K-model rear brake lever. If you’re having problems locating early HD style replacement parts, call Paughco at 775-246-5738, email to

4 Responses to “Paughco Mechanical Brake Parts”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Oct 30th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    At least their brake shoes fit their drum. Chrome is lame. Black painted is true-grit – when you can find it.

  2. 2 nicker Oct 30th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    It would be nice if the drum flange were moved in a taste so the wheel hub would clear that assembly for easier wheel removal.

    Something HD should-a done, but didn’t………. 🙁


  3. 3 Kirk Perry Oct 30th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    If someone wealthy wants to create a forum, and let me control all of the postings, we can pull the ’36-59 OHV market out of it’s doldrums.
    A repop association doesn’t exist today, (ask a first year psych student why), but if some principal women connected to these companies listed below will contact me, I will work with them, since they have more brains for organization than men. Plus women are tuned into buying things. They understand what makes the herd move.
    I need to be budgeted with a large sum of money, with the only restriction being that I account for every nickle spent. The cash-donor can get his money back through a slush fund creted from the participating manufacturer’s of the parts we buy.
    The cash donor can control all of the money and keep me on a spending leash.
    One quick project at a time will take place, under the donor’s decision supervision.
    First project would be a KNUCKLE & PANHEAD to 1959 website, to prove an established market. Using the information provided by Stett
    If I don’t know something about 1936-1959 OHV, he will tell me and I will post the info.
    I have reams of illustrated info on 1955-1957 replica Knuckle & Pan at and

    I can copy the info from each site and put it on the new Knuckle & Pan site – as a builder’s base of information. We’ll expound on both Vol’s 1 & 2, and post the supporting mfgrs.
    related parts, and develop build-up’s from all of the already existing repop parts. It will be easy for me to organize.
    The 49 state’s builders have to be shown how to navigate through the 1955-57 repop maze. Stett & I have already blazed an easy trail for people to follow.
    Think about the growth potential here, not about today’s down market. I have an accounting background.
    • 61 & 74 cu. in. OHV is encouraged on the site.
    • Hopped-up motors are discouraged.
    • Antique’rs are tolerated.
    •No Flathead.
    These manufacturer’s build the parts for 1955-1957 OHV:
    One of the corporate women can decide who will lead and make some contacts in my name, to:
    • S&S® (Viola branch).
    • V-Twin®, Inc (good luck), but I have a lady’s name and e-dress for you.
    • Primo® Belt
    • Paughco
    They might make some lightweight contributions.
    It would take a larger manufacturer like, J.C. Whitney, Inc. who makes sells our thrifty 5:10 x 16 tires, or an oil company.
    The “look” people want to see, imo, is a layered, depth-of-field motorcycle.

    Chrome was right during the 70’s. Times and tastes have changed Bu’wana.

    Instead of a chrome star hub, use a V-Twin® parkerized star hub (with grease fittings on the hub and star cover). That’s a “buried detail” for someone eyes to find.
    Laced w/ stainless spokes on a thick-chromed Perma-rim.

    People will stare at your machine and find the detail on their own. Interest will develop, because on the site will have a list and recommendation on 74″ OHV build’s and corrections.

    Buy a silent Bestway® pillar lift and keep your pony, covered, 6″ off the ground, waiting for you. They’re easy to install in your garage floor. Vol. 1 shows you how.

    Peace – and all that goes with it.

  4. 4 jatinder pal Oct 31st, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Paughco gettin bigger….

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