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ID:	1883716 What’s the secret to keep the drum from turning while trying to tighten the puller??

  • #2
    Use the other puller, the one on the floor; and a BFH.
    An object in motion tends to remain in motion; that's the hammer. An object at rest tends to remain at rest; that's the drum.
    Brad Johnson,
    SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
    '56 Sky Hawk in process


    • #3
      Same problem with the other puller. I’ve been trying for months. Bought the new puller with hopes the more even pressure around the drum would help.


      • #4
        I usually jam the pointed end of a bumper jack handle between one of the nuts and the center post and the the other end on ground.
        Last edited by RadioRoy; 03-05-2021, 12:16 PM.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon


        • #5
          I always use the bite and friction of a mounted wheel and tire, lifted enough to just leave a contact patch on the ground. Even chocked slightly.

          Using the 'dumbbell" puller that you smack around with a "BFH", even then it can take some patience and time. Trick I've used when you're really tight with the shaft against the axle - smack it the other way once or twice. That sudden release of tension can often pop it off. Remember to leave that nut on the axle stub for safety....that pent up energy can make that drum fly.


          • #6
            I believe the puller you have on there now is designed for the lug nuts to do most of the work. Install them so there is still several threads left to turn each nut. Tighten the center screw, then tighten each lug nut a LITTLE bit as you go around in a circular pattern. Retighten center screw if needed and go around the lug nuts again.
            D 'N Q RACE ENGINES


            • #7
              Have you checked the Parking Brake adjustment for totally loose, and loosened Both Service Brake Shoe Adjuster Eccentric's as loose as possible?
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner
              SDC Member Since 1967