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    Hey guys...

    I am trying to remove my rear drums and I am failing miserably. I have tried a puller I have beaten the thing to death and let me tell the thing has not budged It is a 41 champion flat head six. Can somebody please help me before I go destroying something.

  • #2
    Do a search under "drum puller" and you will find lots of advice on ways to get them loose.
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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    • #3
      Is the puller You used designed to remove the hub with the drum??
      If not you need something like this

      https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...eelpuller.html

      or this:

      http://www.matcotools.com/ProductImages/MST7394.jpg
      There are expensive ones, cheap ones and inbetween ones.
      Check with a Studebaker vendor like Phi Harris at Fairborn Studebaker or one close to you.
      Check out.
      http://www.studebakervendors.com/


      3E38
      4E2
      4E28
      5E13
      7E7
      8E7
      8E12
      8E28

      59 Lark
      etc

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      • #4
        If you've used anything but a proper hub puller on that thing, there's a fair chance you've distorted the drum(s) beyond any chance of re-use.

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1963 Cruiser
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe
        1957 President two door

        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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        • #5
          When I got my 41 Champ the tapered axles had been lubricated when the brakes had last been rebuilt (circa 1984!). It took a scary amount of tension on the puller to get them off. Heating (at least to propane torch levels) did not seem effective. Eventually it took my Dad and I with me tightening the puller while he beat on it. When they let go it sounded like a rifle shot.

          Note that before we got that violent with it I put the reversed nut back on the axle and a small plate of 1/4" steel between the puller and the axle to prevent damage.

          I guess the moral of the story is your drums are not really tight until you break a puller on them. Good luck!


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