When you have a vintage car, it’s crucial that you don’t put any old part into it! Your vintage vehicle needs to be well-maintained, retain its charm, but it also needs to be safe in the modern sense. Many vintage vehicles weren’t designed with safety in mind, and this means that we have got to look at the components of our vintage car and make sure that it is safe in as many different ways as possible. Marrying old and new can be difficult to get right with vintage cars, so what is the key? The answer may lie in the brakes.
When you look at the importance of working brakes, especially when you are taking part in vintage car races, vintage brakedrums may not seem to be the most significant aspect of the vehicle, but brakedrums are a key part of what makes the brake operates effectively. Working with the brake shoe, the brakedrum forms a “friction pair.” As this helps the vehicle to function under specific temperatures and helps navigate vehicles exposed to aggressive substances like road salt, brakedrums require a finesse to stop them rusting too quickly.
With vintage brakedrums, they are designed for high quality races as well as everyday use on the road. We take pride in manufacturing vintage brakedrums for some of the most beautiful automobiles in the world, as such, we have to remember the importance of the brakedrum in terms of the vehicle. This means that with any vehicle undergoing essential maintenance, the brakedrum becomes such a vital component to the safety of the car and the driver in question. It's important that the safety of the vehicle is maintained but also that the style is not compromised.
The importance of working brakedrum means that it has to be stable. As its diameter cannot expand beyond the specific limit under load and high temperatures, this requires specialists to ensure that the brakedrum is operating as efficiently as possible. Our specialists use anti-corrosion coatings, so it will still look good when undergoing the most arduous of journeys. A brakedrum can seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but as it forms such an important partnership with the brake shoe, it gives you that additional peace of mind to know that whether you are racing at high speeds or having a luxurious Sunday afternoon drive along the countryside, your safety isn't compromised.
We take pride in our vintage brakedrums, and the fact that they are used all over the world and has been instrumental in the success of so many participants in races across the earth means that our vintage brakedrums are instrumental in what has made these cars thrive. When you think about the importance of a high-quality component as well as proper installation, these are two things that you cannot skimp on. To ensure that your brakes operate perfectly means that they need to be installed by a brakedrum specialist. Our specialists can ensure that you have the safety and the security to take part in whatever road journey awaits you.