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  • Sold Date: Jul 13, 2008
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If you want a SHOW QUALITY super set of Kelsey-Hayes Pontiac 8 Lug wheels and drums for your car, you have found them. Beautifully done by hand, with all the care that our own "car family" can give. Those who have seen these in person are amazed at the condition, and the usual comment is, simply, "WOW !" . These drums are impressive.

No need for you to search for all the used parts you need that may be damaged and that have nicks on the fins, surfaces dinged and dented, or corroded. No schlepping around to get the drums turned, fin surfaces brought up to prime, and getting the mechanical work done right. We have taken a nice set of basic parts and brought them up to A+ condition. You can install these one day, and exhibit at the the car show the next. A truly outstanding set. Check out our video on the start of the test drive.

You get a ready to go refurbished 1963 and up set of Kelsey-Hayes 8 lug rims and drums for your Pontiac, which were road tested and run on our 1961 Pontiac for a few miles to check the parts out. When you get these, just add tires of your choice, pick and purchase the trim ring and hubcap style you want from the Ames catalogue, and install the parts on your Pontiac.

This is what has been done, and what you get -

1- Drums were media blasted inside and out (glass beads and / or walnut shells were used) -- no sandblasting.

2- Drums were turned by a brake shop, any studs that had troublesome threads that were adding friction to the lug nuts were chased and trued up. Bad lugs are replaced.

3- Fins were burnished and nicks, dings etc. were removed. Then a high sheen polishing was done on the fins.

4- Drum center ring surface for the hubcap was burnished, polished, and nicks and scrapes removed. Then a high sheen polishing was done.

5 - Flat area w the grease cap goes was resurfaced to remove nicks and prymarks.

6 - Old bearings and bearing races were removed, and new Timken races and matched bearing sets installed, bearings were lubed with Valvoline high temperature wheel bearing grease, and new seals and grease caps were installed.

7 - Polished areas of the drums were masked, along with the studs, and the drums sprayed with "low gloss black" high temperature engine enamel to resist the heat.

8 - Wheels were sandblasted, checked for any damage or flaws, then professionally powder painted at a local shop. They are beautiful.

9 - New stainless polished lugnuts were installed.

10 - These drums were installed on our 1961 Pontiac, then another set of wheels with new tires were put on with hubcaps and trim rings, and road tested for about 30 miles of city driving, then a short hop on the freeway to see that all was ok.

are the parts you will receive -

>Ready to install set of four 1963 or later Kelsey-Hayes long fin drums (all RH threaded lugs and lug nuts.)
>Four original 1963 or later Kelsey-Hayes powder coated rims, painted Pontiac silver grey (if you want a powder painted black set, we can supply those instead).
>32 new stainless polished lug nuts.
>New Timken wheel bearings and races installed and lubed with Valvoline high temperature bearing grease.
>New wheel bearing seals installed, and new grease caps included.
>Original outer bearing washers (the one under the spindle nut)
>New brake shoes, each arced to the individual drum.

What you need to select and purchase from a vendor -

>Hubcaps in the style of your choice (available repro at Ames Performance)

>Trim rings in the style of your choice (available repro at Ames Performance)

>Tires of your choice.

This show set is ready to go on your car .

Disclaimer and Safety Notice - you are buying used auto parts, some of which are over 40 years old, and as such, no warranty as to merchantablilty or useability is either expressed or implied. T are some warnings issued by car and auto parts manufacturers against specific use or service...