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Brake Drum Question.. Stubborn 64

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  • Brake Drum Question.. Stubborn 64

    FIRST: I'VE READ THE FORUM ON PULLING REAR DRUMS.

    That being said, I am using a three legged puller like JDP posted the picture of that he uses. I've loosened the nut so that it is 1/2 inch from the drum contact. I've shot PB Blaster around the stud in case there is rust. I've cranked the puller to where I cannot crank it any more ( I put a piece of steel between the puller and the axle shaft so as to not split it). The brake shoes are backed off. I've been whacking the daylights it with a 2lb dead blow hammer. What else can I do?

  • #2
    Dead blow defeats the purpose of smacking it with a BFH, you gotta surprise it. Go back out, torque it a little more, and put a 8 lb sledge against it with some force. Not like you were splitting logs, jut give it a good rap. Watch it jump.

    Some times it takes several applications of torque and rap, sometimes it take waiting a few minutes to overnight.

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    • #3
      Thanks Tom, I hate to say this, but i'm gonna take great pleasure in putting the BFH to the car right about now

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      • #4
        My 3 lb BMFH has actually 'seen' a Stude rear drum or two :P
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        • #5
          well.. one more 1/2 turn and several good whacks.. who knew owning a studey would be therapeutic too...

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

            well.. one more 1/2 turn and several good whacks.. who knew owning a studey would be therapeutic too...
            Does that mean it came loose?

            Jerry Forrester
            Douglasville, Georgia
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            • #7
              unfortunately no.. but its progress

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

                unfortunately no.. but its progress
                Leave the pressure on it and it will probably pop loose over night.

                Jerry Forrester
                Douglasville, Georgia
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                for your shiny Stude stuff

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                Douglasville, Georgia

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom
                  I've cranked the puller to where I cannot crank it any more
                  How are you "cranking" it? Should be hitting the mushroomed ends of the puller with that BFH. Once you've done that a number of times, wack the end of the puller hard with same BFH. Repeat.


                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    As Dick says, once you've whacked it until it's as tight as you can get it - whack the end of the screw end smartly. Oftimes, that's when the hub lets loose with a "KAPOW!"[:0]

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

                      well.. one more 1/2 turn and several good whacks.. who knew owning a studey would be therapeutic too...
                      May not seem like it now, bit you're in a much better position than when you go to install the puller and you find you can remove the drum and hub by hand...[:0]

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                      • #12
                        SUCCESS!!!! I went and bought a really BFH 12lb sledge and let her have it.. Was rather anticlimactic.. all I heard was a "tink" and it was loose. Thanks for the help guys..

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                        • #13
                          whatever you do, do not succumb to the temptation to put anti-seize or grease on the taper. Just clean it up so you have clean, bright steel when you reassemble. If you grease it you run the risk of cracking the hubs and that just isn't cool. The assembly actually relies on the friction between the two tapered parts to provide the driving force to the wheels; the key is just icing for initial location.

                          nate

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                          • #14
                            well.. the brakes are done and back together.. i'm using a vacuum bleeder and for some reason its not sucking the fluid through. the car has hill holder. The car has all new wheel cylinders, master cylinder, brakes and hardware. I didn't do anything with the hillholder as it wasnt leaking. Is there something I'm missing?

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                            • #15
                              Bob, there's a bleeder screw on top of the HH unit. you need to loosen it a bit and bleed it by easing the peddle down until no air comes out. Retighten the screw before you let back up on the peddle.

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                              the BerStuda Triangle


                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1960 Larkvertible V8
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1953 Commander coupe

                              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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