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Offline mikelutestanski

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mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« on: September 23, 2013, 05:53:36 PM »
Hello   Anyone try to buy new brake drums lately?  I have found that Webb only makes a 64004B drum now.  THis is for the front and tag axles of most older mci buses.  I have one price of 200 bucks.   Any one have any other experience 
     THis is for the 14.5 X 5 inch brake system.   I have found that brake parts are getting scarce also.
   I can check on brake parts with mohawk industries but drums are another issue.
    REgards  mike
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Offline TomC

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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 09:38:52 PM »
Man, that sounds expensive, considering a 16.5x7 drum is around $80. Check at a Freightliner dealer since Freightliner makes both Thomas and Setra buses. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 08:14:49 AM »
Man, that sounds expensive, considering a 16.5x7 drum is around $80. Check at a Freightliner dealer since Freightliner makes both Thomas and Setra buses. Good Luck, TomC

Actually Diamler makes Setra buses. (but yes they do own all 3)
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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 08:20:49 AM »
Mike, the Webb drums for a Eagle are getting expensive and hard to find also and 400 bucks is not a uncommon price for the Webb drum for the Eagles for the rear drive
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Offline Sam 4106

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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 08:33:55 AM »
Mike,

I had no trouble getting a 64004 drum for my MCI 8 recently. I ordered it from Fleet Pride, and yes, the price was $218. I know TomC tells us often about how cheap brake drums are, but if the size we need aren't available at his prices, what are we to do?

Good luck, Sam
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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 09:46:49 AM »
I was looking at a pallet of new chinese drums a while back and noticed that the balancing tabs were welded on at the exact same spot on each one.  Kinda told me they were just there for looks.
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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 09:59:49 AM »
Mike

On MCI web store the 64004b is $132.82. Here is the link.

Gary

http://www.mcicoach.com/fyiFromMci/partsPicks/0710.htm

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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 11:05:06 AM »
Hello.   Yes the add says 132  dollars but the sale went away 3years ago and the new price is 259 dollars..   Lots of luck and let me know if you can get the cheaper
     Regards mike
Mike Lutestanski   Dunnellon Florida
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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 11:54:05 AM »
FYI 4 brake pads for a '05 Setra S417 = $189.00 = S&H (ordered today, be here tomorrow!)
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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 01:07:13 PM »
When I did brakes on my 5C a few months ago each wheel-set of shoes was $120 plus core, and the drums were quoted at around $250 (I didn't need drums).  They were a special order from the warehouse, and were called MCI coach parts in the catalog.  I guess if I had iffy drums I'd be getting some in stock.

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Re: mci 5,7,8,9 brake drums
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 05:03:09 PM »
            2 years ago I bought brake blocks and new blots and nylon/plastic s-cam bushings, new air chambers ---- when I looked in the book ( brake parts) there is a section for Coach, many of the small parts are the same as big truck!