Re: rear brake drum removal '50 deluxe 8
Posted by Jim McDermaid On 2013/10/21 11:18:01
In the Model T Ford world, to remove a rear wheel from the taper fit on the axle, the official method is to thread on a (Ford Script) puller and tighten up a heavy bolt pressing against the end of the axle and then whack it with a stout hammer.
This of course destroys the thrust bearings in the rear end on the second blow.
I use the puller but I use a little hand held air hammer that provides ratty-tat hammer blows.
This tool can hold various bits from a hammer head to rivet sets to sheet metal cutters.
The rapid hammer effect pops the wheel right off with no damage further in the rear end.
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