If you are not into speeding with repetitive hard braking, forget about the disadvantages of drum brakes, like overheating, squealing from too much dust, prone to fading and difficult to service. They look extremely cool, and the retro custom trend has created a new market for them, fully redesigned, and much more efficient. A new great example of parts from the past reborn refined, adding nostalgia to your sled, is this set of front and rear drum brakes by Italian Kustom Tech.
The Front Mini Drum Brake is built from cast iron material, offering a great coefficient of friction despite its small size. In the central part of the drum, fins improve cooling. The inner of the drum is CNC machined for precision matching to the shoes. The two side covers are made from aluminum, under the left one being where the shoes are located (51/8″ diameter) Comes with 3/4″ wheel bearings’
The Hydraulic Rear Rim Brake With Brass Fins is inspired by those used by the 50’s Rodders. Central part is built from cast iron, a material offering a high degree of friction, it comes with a crown of 51 teeth inside the front plate.
Machined from solid aluminum, the brake shoes are anchored (H-D type from 1958 to ’62) and are activated by hydraulic cylinders. Brass fins are screwed around the drum, and provide great cooling. The drum is provided with a perforated aluminum anchor rod which is to be anchored to the frame through an included special support,
This drum brake is sold all chromed including fins, or entirely plated with polished brass fins. Worldwide shipping. At Kustom Tech.