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Old 09-03-2021, 03:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I remember some claims about Russian cars with aluminium brake drums....
Pontiac 8 Lug Wheels - Pontiac Paradise
Pontiac 8 Lug Wheels
Kelsey-Hayes started making 8 lug wheels for Pontiac for use on 1960 full size Pontiacs. The were finned aluminum and were very good at keeping brakes cool. Cool brakes make big cars stop faster! The first drums made had very short and steep fins. These drums were used up thru 1962.

Wide eights! Much cooler than the Buick finned aluminum drums.
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