Electric Brake Conversion Question

scrapdaddy

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Hello Everyone,

I converted a M101A3 axle over to electric, but having a problem with the magnet holding to the surface of the military hub. I used the military hub and drum with the electric backing plate with shoes, etc. I can't find a new drum and hub combo that will fit over the military stub shaft, bearings are different.

What did you do to over come this? I thought about making a plate to bolt to the back of military hub, so the magnet has something to grab to.

Thanks in advance.
 

porkysplace

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The magnet are suppose to grab the backing plate , not the hub. Do you have a adjustable controller in the truck ?

Edit; One of the downfalls of electric brakes is if they for periods of time rust forms and keeps the magnets from grabbing correctly.
 
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scrapdaddy

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Porkysplace,

The brake shoes are mounted on the backing with the magnet in front of them then the drum with hub is mounted so the magnet can grab it. On the military axle the hub and drum are separate so there is no area for the magnet to grab to. Brand new brakes.
 
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