Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2022, 10:51 AM   #1
Clem Clement
Senior Member
 
Clem Clement's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 3,365
Default Swedging an original Model A brake drum

Can I swedge a brake drum more than once? I'm thinking no.
Clem Clement is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 12:37 PM   #2
BRENT in 10-uh-C
Senior Member
 
BRENT in 10-uh-C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Posts: 10,695
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clem Clement View Post
Can I swedge a brake drum more than once? I'm thinking no.
Sure. As long as the holes in the drum are not damaged or enlarged where the lug stud can be re-riveted over, you will be fine. I am pretty sure the shank of the lug bolts are supposed to 0.625"-0.628" specs.
__________________
.

BRENT in 10-uh-C
.
www.model-a-ford.com
...(...Finally Updated!! )

.
BRENT in 10-uh-C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-01-2022, 12:40 PM   #3
hazelhoff
Senior Member
 
hazelhoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 367
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

What do you when you say “swedge” ? A brake drum ?
__________________
You don’t own a Model A ... it owns you !
hazelhoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 01:26 PM   #4
BRENT in 10-uh-C
Senior Member
 
BRENT in 10-uh-C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Posts: 10,695
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

Quote:
Originally Posted by hazelhoff View Post
What do you when you say “swedge” ? A brake drum ?
Swaging (-often mispronounced as swedging) is a tool that deforms an object, -and in this case it is the Wheel Hub Bolt to tighten the drum to the hub. Ford Engineers called for the assembly worker to "Rivet over after assembly." in-which the worker used a Swaging tool for performing the process.
__________________
.

BRENT in 10-uh-C
.
www.model-a-ford.com
...(...Finally Updated!! )

.
BRENT in 10-uh-C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 04:36 PM   #5
Kevin in NJ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South East NJ
Posts: 3,386
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

Well that depends....

The issue at hand is in the process of swaging the drum did you warp it?? If warped how bad?


If it was swaged and you carefully cut out and pressed the stud without warping the hub or drum then yes you are fine.

If you messed up and cause the drum or the hub to warp then you have a problem. If you have a problem then how much and can you safely cut the drum to make it round?

Do you have a press that can do 40 tons? If not then you cant swage them properly.

Hope that makes sense.
Kevin in NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 07:17 PM   #6
mhsprecher
Senior Member
 
mhsprecher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Posts: 2,587
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Clem, if you need help, Tom Terko has a press that can do it.
__________________
1924 Model T Coupe
1928 Model A Roadster
1930 Model A Town Sedan
1939 Deluxe Fordor
1945 pickup
1951 Custom convertible
mhsprecher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 08:26 PM   #7
Clem Clement
Senior Member
 
Clem Clement's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 3,365
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

Thanks. We used Benny's tools.
Clem Clement is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 08:22 AM   #8
Keith True
Senior Member
 
Keith True's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Epping N.H.
Posts: 2,706
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

A man that used to do babbit and machine work here worked as a machinest during the war.They did a lot of it at the navy yard here.He said his instructors hammered into them that the swage was the process,or the work involved,and the swedge was the product you created by the swaging process.Calling it a squashed wedge didn't earn him any points with his instructor either.He said they were big on correct terminolog.When he was being taught refrigeration you had to say,transfer heat.You did NOT say cool it down or heat it up.
Keith True is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 10:47 AM   #9
katy
Senior Member
 
katy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Posts: 4,430
Default Re: Swedging an original Model A brake drum

If the holes are damaged and/or oversize, a set of new holes can be drilled betwix the originals.
__________________
If you don't hear a rumor by 10 AM, start one!.
Got my education out behind the barn!
katy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 AM.