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Old 09-25-2004, 07:01 PM
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cant get brake drums off!

I just bought a 1967 Rambler Rebel, and I want to take a look at the brakes but can't get any of the drums off (it has drums up front too). They are seized to the hub (in the center). I tried WD-40, propane torch, and a mallet. Any tips/ideas?

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Get some better penetrating oil and a bigger hammer. Failing that, you may need more heat........accetelyne.
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yeah try a better oil like PB blaster or Kroil.. and take your time to.. let the oils work...
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I usually use some PB blaster and a hammer which I hit the drums with inbetween the wheel studs.
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does the vehicle run? Loosen the lug nuts (and/or bearing nut for the front, if applicable) just a few turns. Drive a few feet in forward and reverse. The abrupt movements and oil should pop your drums in no time. Start out easy at first and then move on to a harder hit if you don't have any luck right away. Don't loosen the nuts too much. With this procedure, when the drums pop, they really pop. Good luck
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I think killerformula is an expert on this onehttp://www.hotrodders.com/t36678-15-1.html
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Kroil and a BFH are my favorite tools.
Remember, as my boss used to say, "Don't force it! Get a bigger hammer."
That sounds funny but big, heavy hammers transmit a good deal of shock and that's what it takes to loosen rust.
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