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 Post subject: B-17 brake pads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:22 am 
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OK, aero wrenches... can anyone tell me how many individual brake pads are on a B-17? I am guessing 160 -if one retainer holds 40 pads and there would be 2 retainers per wheel? ..so 80 x 2 wheels, right?

I saw the tires changed on Aluminum Overcast once but my photos don't show the number of pads very well.

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Dave,

Here are two photos of a brake assembly with pads (2 rows of 20 pads make 40 per brake assembly).

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The next two photos are of the inner and outer brake assemblies on a B-17 wheel.

Inner brake installation.
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Outer brake installation.
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i have a few to help out as well.

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