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Old 09-03-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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I am looking for the rear drums for my tempo. i just wanted to make sure everything was good, when i found this information on the brakes in tempo'*:


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At the rear, self adjusting drums were used. These drums measured 7.1" in diameter in 1984. In 1985, the rear drums were upgraded to 8.0" in diamter. The emergency brake lever, located in the center console between the front seats, locks both rear drums.

well, i have a 1984, and all the parts stores have listed for my car is the 8" drum and shoes. where can i find brakes for my car? the last idiot that did the brakes put the 8" drums and shoes on it. my dad did the brakes again, and put new shoes on it <again, 8">. now the shoes in the back, are not hitting the entire drum, so on the back of the pad, there is a strip of unused material. please... PLEASE help me find the brakes for my car...


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You need to drop kick this post to the "ford tempo mercury Topaz" forums imho...
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You need to drop kick this post to the "ford tempo mercury Topaz" forums imho...
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I am a FORD owner too so I like em too.
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I'm sureif your info is correct. I thought ford switched to the 8" in 83. Try an 83 escort drum, they will be 7" for sure.
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I'm sureif your info is correct. I thought ford switched to the 8" in 83. Try an 83 escort drum, they will be 7" for sure.
they are. but the drums are special order at almost $40 a piece. i dont want to do it unless i KNOW they WILL fit.
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