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B-17 brake pads

Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:22 am

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.


Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:06 am


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



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

Inner brake installation.

Outer brake installation.

Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:28 pm

i have a few to help out as well.

http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s215 ... hoto19.jpg
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