If you are looking to rebuild your First Generation Mustang, you should restore it exactly the way that you want it done! Though finding OE Classic Mustang parts is sometimes challenging, restoring an early-model pony car gives Ford Mustang owners the freedom to refurbish their vehicles to the condition and designs that it had on the day that they drove it off the lot.
If you are looking to buck some of the modern trends in favor of original model systems, re-installing new Mustang drum brakes into your classic muscle car is an excellent place to start. Obviously, a functional Mustang drum braking system is dependent on having sturdy and reliable Mustang brake drums.
The Mustang brake drums are at the heart of any Mustang drum braking system. Similar to discs on disc brakes, Ford Mustang brake drums are the defining characteristic of a Mustang drum braking system, and it’s what’s required in order for the rest of the Mustang braking parts to function properly. The round-shaped Ford Mustang brake drums are responsible for creating the necessary friction to slow down and stop the car by pressing outwardly against the Mustang brake shoes and pads.
Whether you are discussing the brakes, the Mustang exhaust, or any system in your Ford Mustang, heat is always the biggest detractor. The more heat that any of these systems experience, the more likely it is that their parts will experience rust or corrosion, and the Mustang brake drums are certainly no exception. Because of its design, the Ford Mustang brake drums often trap heat inside of them, which significantly cuts down on the parts’ lifespan.
The constant exposure to heat, combined with all of the years of repeated usage will cause your Mustang brake drums to wear out over time. If you are experiencing an usual feeling when you’re pressing down on your pedal or if you are hearing scraping noises when the brakes are pressed, there is a good chance that you are having issues with one or all of your Mustang brake drums.
Stop at CJ Pony Parts For Great Deals on Mustang Brake Drums
If you own a First Generation pony car, the question is rarely ‘if’, but ‘when’ will you need to replace your factory Mustang brake drums? Having worn out Mustang brake drums on your car not only looks bad, but puts your safety and the safety of your passengers in jeopardy. Unlike certain other parts of your Ford Mustang, it is not an option to take your time replacing your damaged or rusted out Ford Mustang brake drums. Luckily for you, CJ Pony Parts offers a wide variety of Mustang brake drums for muscle cars from 1964.5 all the way through the Fox Body Generation.
CJ’s offers quality Ford Mustang brake drums with either four or five lugs, from a number of respected vendors. The Mustang brake drums available from CJ Pony Parts are constructed from G3000 qualified material for both structural integrity and maximum service life. While it is always bittersweet to bid farewell to your original equipment, the aftermarket reproductions will improve balance and overall braking performance, while reducing noise levels at the same time. The direct-fit replacement Mustang brake drums from CJ’s provide wonderful foundations to build off of if you are looking to fully rebuild your front or rear Mustang drum brake systems.
If you are hoping to keep your factory Mustang drum brakes and simply modify them, it would be wise to invest in a Mustang drum brake rebuild kit from CJ Pony Parts. The kits include four wheel cylinders, four brake hardware kits, four brake adjusting kits, a quartet of front brakes shoes, and a selection of rear brake shoes. Make sure that you make note of the size of your Mustang engine before you purchase a drum brake rebuild kit from CJ’s.
Brand new Mustang brake drums from CJ’s will allow you to drive safely for years to come and impress the masses with your old-school drum-braking-system at car shows. If you are looking to engage in performance driving of any kind however, it would be wise to make the switch to Mustang disc brakes. CJ Pony Parts can help, with our wide selection of Mustang front disc brake kits and rear disc brake kits!