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1940 rear brakes
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1803-1372
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So I've looked through the manuals and on this forum, but found nothing. Who has done this job and how do you get the key way out? I cannot get the rear drums off..

Posted on: 2018/4/8 17:32
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Re: 1940 rear brakes
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Owen_Dyneto
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Not sure why you didn't, you should have found many posts on this subject here, that question comes up very frequently. Your rear axle/drum construction is essentially the same as almost every other manufacturer of the era, so common it probably wasn't worthy of much note. You need a rear drum puller like the attached. And you pull the drum leaving the key intact. And when reinstalling, the axle taper and drum taper should be clean and dry - NO lubricant.

Search again, perhaps on "drum puller" and I suspect you'll find plenty of advice on how to use it. The key aspect is to leave the drum retaining nut in place by a few threads so when the drum comes loose, which it occasionally does rather violently, the drum and puller doesn't fly off and do harm to you or the drum itself.

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Posted on: 2018/4/8 17:47
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Re: 1940 rear brakes
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Many thanks! I appreciate the help.

Posted on: 2018/4/8 20:44
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Re: 1940 rear brakes
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Arthur C, 1602-1191
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Hi, just a "heads up"; the grip of the brake drum on the axle can be extremely tight, especially if it was not put on dry of lubricant. From personal experience!

Posted on: 2018/4/9 15:33
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Re: 1940 rear brakes
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JWL
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The drums should always be installed on the axles dry with not lubricant. JWL

Posted on: 2018/4/11 9:16
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