Originally Posted by Distantdrummer
Andy, will the hub assembly (or any part of it) transfer from an old Henschen Dura-Torque axle ('74-'80) to a new 'naked' Dexter Torflex axle? [Size # 11 (3600-6000 lb)]
If not, why not?
Hub Assembly = drum, shoes, brake backing plate, brake internal parts.
(did I leave any parts out ?)
You left out the bearings.
The old # LM67048 bearing is now a # 15123.
The 25580 bearing remains the same.
But yes, the old drums will fit the new Dexters, but not the never lubes.
Keep in mind however, that the old drums are either 2 or 3 piece and generally way out of balance. New style drums are one piece, machined, and while not perfectly in balance, they still are a vast improvement over the old drums.
Adding the Centramatic balancers to the new drums, takes care of the balancing issues.
Your brakes should be replaced with the new style "self adjusting brakes". Some parts are no longer available for the old style electric brakes.
They are going out the door faster than "hotcakes".
Keeps the brakes adjusted to 100 braking factor, since they continuously adjust themselves, every time you back up the trailer.