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Jon Mello

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1967 Metallic brakes
« on: February 09, 2013, 06:08:34 AM »
My report on the 1967 metallic brakes has just been finished up.
Not much was previously known or put in print on this subject so
hopefully this will be a very enlightening and enjoyable read to you.

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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 02:49:16 PM »
Thanks Jon,  I read that article last night and was impressed with the photos and detail, on an area I was ignorant previously ('67 metallic and J56 brakes).. :)
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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 03:55:48 AM »
Great article Jon. Very informative.

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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 08:32:47 PM »
Thanks guys. A lot of research went into that one.

Fred (MO), I really appreciate the help you provided.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 04:32:05 AM »
Thanks again for the acknowledgement Jon. I am glad I could help.

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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 09:40:42 PM »
      Of couse , these drum brake parts were used on Nova, Chevelle  even 65-69 Corvair. I run them on my Vintage Yenko Stinger Just swap them front to rear due to different weight bias. Have one new set on the shelf...impossible to find new .  Material is So hard that we go thru drums before shoes wear down

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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 01:22:14 PM »
Thanks, Mark. Yes, the shoes can be very hard to find although I do have an NOS set tucked away. I just sold an NOS set of Camaro front metallic linings at Turlock a couple of weeks ago. What is even harder to find is a set of the proper springs. I have been looking for a long time.
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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 05:26:55 AM »
This ebay auction has some NOS rare items associated with the '67 J56 brakes used on the Z-28. You don't see these brand new very often, to say the least.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1967-Z28-CAMARO-J56-BRAKES-FRONT-CALIPERS-HEAVY-DUTY-CERAMIC-INSULATORS-SCCA-/310881980360?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 07:22:59 AM »
Fantastic article, Jon. Always high quality research with you.

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Re: 1967 Metallic brakes
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 04:34:19 AM »
Thanks. I appreciate the feedback and compliment.
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