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Author:  SteveMcManus [ Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:40 pm ]
Post subject:  How to remove those rear brake drums

You must use a drum puller. These are big heavy pullers that bolt to the drum with the lugs. They have a great big screw shaft with a spinner on it. You turn the screw in against the axle shaft until you can turn no more. Then you beat the spinner with a hammer until it goes "POP!" No lie, I'm not making this up! It is vital that you keep the axle nut on; just loosen it. When the drum goes "pop," incredible amounts of energy transfer.

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Author:  lesfairbanks [ Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to remove those rear brake drums

Hi Steve, a little self promotion here if it is allowed but I make and sell a puller that works better than the 3 legged type without beating on it with a hammer or turning anything against the axle shaft. You can check it out by googling " Les Fairbanks rear drum puller".

Author:  SteveAdams [ Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to remove those rear brake drums

Or you can loosen the lugs bolts a little, back down the driveway and back, slowly. The hubs will loosen by themselves. I did it on my 1929 Desoto. The hubs had not been removed in 45 years. I am sure this is not right way but it worked.

Author:  TimBowers [ Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to remove those rear brake drums

SteveAdams wrote:
I am sure this is not right way but it worked.



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"Never argue with success"

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