Hi, I have a problem on the rear axel on my 1926 Roadster with wire wheels. I tryed to remove the brake drum with a puller, but no luck.
I removed the Wheel, no problem. Than i removed the castellated nut and tryed to pull of the brake drum.
Is there a nut or screw what i forgot to open to pull of the brake drum, or is there the rust holding the parts?
I put rust solver on the shaft, but its not working.
Should come off once the axle not has been removed. Make sure the parking brake is not set.
sorry i forgot, the parking brake is not set. The brake drum is turning freely.
That puller looks good. Where is your 5lb. mallet? Smack the hex nut on that puller. Tighten again and hit again a big whack...that hub will pop off with a bang!
You might try putting the nut (and cotter pin) back on, and leave the nut one turn loose, and drive around a bit, especially over some rough road. This old trick usually makes them pop loose after a bit,......harold
If I were you, I would be using a three jaw puller that bolts to the wheel studs.Draw the puller up tight and hit with a hammer on the puller bolt. The correct puller should do the trick. Be sure the the emergency brake is not hanging the hub up. You can also put he wheel back on and put the nut on so the will keep the wheel from coming completely off and drive the car a couple of miles. Sometimes this will also work
Another thought; has the hub "popped" from the axle taper?
Does the axle have "floating hub bearings "? Many people instal these with a set screw where the grease cup goes (I don't). Check for a set screw there!!
These work really well:
Did you get it off?
Hi, thanks for the help. Yes, its off. I used a bigger hammer to Smack the hex nut on the puller.
That's my motto: "When all else fails, use a bigger hammer!"
Big hammers help or break something but they need that gentle persuasion sometimes! Tim