Brake questions

WINST10WINST10 Posts: 24Member
Hi everybody!  I have a '51 Pacemaker and a couple of questions about the brakes.  When making an urgent stop, I hear a rhythmic clacking or clanging noise.  The same thing happened to me years ago with the 50 Pacemaker I owned when I was in high school.

Has anybody else had this experience?  I was wondering if it indicates that the mechanical brake system has been engaged.

On a related note, can anybody recommend a mechanic or garage in the St. Louis area that would be qualified to work on Hudson brakes?   Thanks!


  • Courtesy ManCourtesy Man Posts: 207Expert Adviser
    I wonder if the driveline has come loose from carrier bearing.
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 360Member
    I do Hudson work on the side but I’m near Lubbock, Texas. I agree with Courtesy Man, check your carrier bearing, drive line mounts and u-joints. Also before you take it all apart, find a gravel road and do an urgent stop, enough to skid the tires. Then check to see if all tires skid. That’ll help narrow down which corner might be giving trouble. 
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