Removal of rear brake drum

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tomkline
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Removal of rear brake drum

Post by tomkline » January 18th, 2013, 8:57 am

Can anyone give me any tips on removing the rear brake on a 31 AA? Is there a picture or a breakdown of all the parts that are in the rear brake assy? I am a newbie here. The wife and I just purchased the 31 AA back in Nov. We have the engine being overhauled and updated to new style bearings and valves. While the engine is out I have been cleaning and painting. Drained tranny and flushed. Have right rear wheel that does not turn very free, hoping that it is just rust and needs to be cleaned. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by Bob C » January 18th, 2013, 9:11 am

Look at this thread, it covers drum removal quite well. http://forums.aa-fords.com/viewtopic.ph ... brake+drum

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by Chris Haynes » January 18th, 2013, 9:45 am

Where do you live? (I really wish you guys would correctly fill out your profile) I have the Gen U Wine Ford rear hub puller you could borrow if you wanted to come pick it up.

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by tomkline » January 18th, 2013, 10:50 am

I am in NW Ohio

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by tomkline » January 18th, 2013, 2:42 pm

Got it apart with help of a hub puller that I had bought many years ago. Everything is greasey, the seal is bad. Can I clean up the brake lining some way? Drum looks real good.

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by Chris Haynes » January 18th, 2013, 4:20 pm

tomkline wrote:Got it apart with help of a hub puller that I had bought many years ago. Everything is greasey, the seal is bad. Can I clean up the brake lining some way? Drum looks real good.
I have had good luck washing them in gasoline to remove all you can. Then after they dry wash them again with brake cleaner.

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by spectria » January 19th, 2013, 6:49 pm

Chris Haynes wrote:
tomkline wrote:Got it apart with help of a hub puller that I had bought many years ago. Everything is greasey, the seal is bad. Can I clean up the brake lining some way? Drum looks real good.
I have had good luck washing them in gasoline to remove all you can. Then after they dry wash them again with brake cleaner.
Ditto, although I used fresh cleaning solvent from the solvent tank, soaked for a good time then blow dry then brake clean.
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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by TomH » January 20th, 2013, 8:38 am

I think using gasoline as a parts cleaning solvent is inviting disaster. I usually scrape really dirty parts with a putty knife first. Then what Spectria said.
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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by Chris Haynes » January 21st, 2013, 8:04 am

TomH wrote:I think using gasoline as a parts cleaning solvent is inviting disaster. I usually scrape really dirty parts with a putty knife first. Then what Spectria said.

I agree. But you can't find Cleaning Solvent (Mineral Spirits) in Los Angeles anymore.

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by spectria » January 21st, 2013, 6:53 pm

Chris Haynes wrote:
TomH wrote:I think using gasoline as a parts cleaning solvent is inviting disaster. I usually scrape really dirty parts with a putty knife first. Then what Spectria said.
I agree. But you can't find Cleaning Solvent (Mineral Spirits) in Los Angeles anymore.
You're right Chris, can't get much with High VOC's anywhere in Cali anymore. I was referring to the stuff SafetyKleen used to put in my rental tank.

Since then I am using solvent from a drum I bought years ago. I think the Orange cleaner would work well.
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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by Chris Haynes » January 21st, 2013, 8:13 pm

spectria wrote:
Chris Haynes wrote:
TomH wrote:I think using gasoline as a parts cleaning solvent is inviting disaster. I usually scrape really dirty parts with a putty knife first. Then what Spectria said.
I agree. But you can't find Cleaning Solvent (Mineral Spirits) in Los Angeles anymore.
You're right Chris, can't get much with High VOC's anywhere in Cali anymore. I was referring to the stuff SafetyKleen used to put in my rental tank.

Since then I am using solvent from a drum I bought years ago. I think the Orange cleaner would work well.

I bought a 55 gallon drum years ago. But it is now gone and I can't replace it. :cry:

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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by TomH » January 22nd, 2013, 4:40 am

I don't mean to hi-jack, but that is something for the rest of us to be aware of. Many times I have seen something start in California and move across the country. So what does Safety Kleen use ?
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Re: Removal of rear brake drum

Post by Chris Haynes » January 22nd, 2013, 9:38 am

TomH wrote:I don't mean to hi-jack, but that is something for the rest of us to be aware of. Many times I have seen something start in California and move across the country. So what does Safety Kleen use ?

They now use a water and citrus based cleaner.

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