Hobcobble wrote: jarheadsgt wrote:
If you are working on a 64 brakes I need to know how do you remove the rear drums, mine are stuck and all I have managed to do is remove the axle, not what I was attempting to do there. also any ideas on the dual pot master and pix would be helpful, I am still waiting for my shop manual to show up
100 or 200 series?
OK.... just read your other post on rims. Here's what you need to do.
As your axles are already out..... there is a 2 3/8" large nut that will
need to come off. There is a socket available at most parts stores
that is meant for this job. They are normally 3/4" drive but you can
just use a 3/4-to-1/2 adapter. Anyhow.... you must bend the "tabs"
of the lock washer away from this large outer nut before removing it.
Once you've got the outer nut off, remove the tabbed lock washer and
then the second large nut that is behind it. At this point, your drum is
ready to be pulled off. To ensure its easy removal, you might want to
adjust your brake shoes INWARD so the drum doesn't drag on them.
You might lose a bit of gear lube.... just so you know.
Some of these large axle nuts can possibly be a 2 1/4. I'm not sure
if they got as big as 2 1/2".... just take a measurement to confirm.
If the socket is out of the question, you might try to use a large pair
of channel locks or use a hammer and drift punch to CAREFULLY back
the nut off.