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post #1 of 7 Old 07-10-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

The 332 restoration is coming along well.

I tried to pull the rear brake drums off today, and I'm stumped.

I'm making very slow progress with a 3 jaw gear puller, but there's gotta be a better way, At this rate I will have them off in September!!! I haven't used heat for fear of toasting the seals and pads. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-10-2010, 06:07 PM
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Re: 332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

I assume you've loosened the adjustments. Beyond that, lots of penetrating fluid, and gentle use of a hammer to knock the rust loose.

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-10-2010, 09:17 PM
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Re: 332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

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I assume you've loosened the adjustments. Beyond that, lots of penetrating fluid, and gentle use of a hammer to knock the rust loose.
So your saying they slide off just like a car drum?

When I was redoing my 316 I figured I'd look at the brakes just to see what they look like. My drum would not move so I quickly gave up since I never use the brakes anyway.

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Re: 332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

Here's how one member got his off:
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-10-2010, 09:43 PM
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Re: 332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

Wow!

Thanks for the link.

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-10-2010, 10:23 PM
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Re: 332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

Guess I've been fortunate, mine have always popped right off! Having a little too much fun adjusting up this latest set on the 2nd transmission. They are sensitive!



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post #7 of 7 Old 07-11-2010, 08:38 AM
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Re: 332 Rear Brake Drum Removal

PB Blaster and a rather LARGE hammer and gentle whacks got mine off,did take a while,they are like a car but with a key way,dont be timid with the whacking, they are thick and JD tough.Good Luck
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