Front drum brake taking off

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daddywags
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Front drum brake taking off

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Post by daddywags » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:31 am

Okay I am taking off the backing plate off the front end of my 61 pan, stock brake, does the axle sleeve just pull out with the plate, or does it turn out. I have banged and banged on it, it does not move, any help would be appreciated. (the reason why is I am changing fork seals and a complete cleaning. thanks



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Post by Panacea » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:01 am

did you remove the big nut behind the axel nut? If that is off then it might be rusted together, try some WD. Mike

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brake drum adjuster cam, how it get it out?

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Post by daddywags » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:09 am

So, it should just slip out? No retainer ring etc? Yes I took off the nut holding it on the outside.

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Post by 1964 pan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:24 pm

I had the same problem on my 64 pan about 30 years ago. Seems like it is almost a press fit. I think the aluminum oxidizes and seizes up. Just be careful and don't mess up the threds.

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Re: front drum brake

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Post by Kuda » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:57 pm

[quote="daddywags"]Okay I am taking off the backing plate off the front end of my 61 pan, stock brake, does the axle sleeve just pull out with the plate, or does it turn out. I have banged and banged on it, it does not move, any help would be appreciated. (the reason why is I am changing fork seals and a complete cleaning. thanks[/quote

If you have/can buy a spare, try double nutting the sleeve and using a wrench to gently turn the sleeve in the plate. A lot of Kroil or somesuch is advised too. With patience it should turn a bit, then you can carefully wind it out...

-Kuda (and a light coat of anti-seize before you put it back would be good)
'49 panchop

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front drum brake

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Post by daddywags » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:17 pm

Well, thanks for all the help, a lot of liquid wrench, and a BIG HAMMER, got it out, threads jimmied a bit, but got the nut started and thankfully, it thread itself again. Will use anti sieze when installed. Thanks for the advice, nice having pan riders helping pan riders!!

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