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Brake drum removal #726391
02/22/18 5:00 am
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Hi all,
I am switching out the drums on my Series C Rapide and was wondering if there is a secret to dislodging them from the hub once the nuts have been removed. There is mention of the special nature of the bolts, but little suggestion of how to remove them. Before I gently whack on them with piece of wood, I thought I'd ask the experts.
Thanks in advance,
Paul.


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Re: Brake drum removal [Re: Paul Sammut] #726497
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Paul, be very careful. I believe the bolt H19/1 has a round offset head which holds itself against the hub when tightening the nuts. Make sure that the bolts are loose in the hub and brake drum before you try to remove (bash) then out. I have seen a broken brake drum because of it. Ken

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Thank you, Ken, just what I was afraid of. I shall proceed cautiously and with as few expletives as possible.
Paul


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Re: Brake drum removal [Re: Paul Sammut] #726798
02/25/18 8:07 pm
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Hello Paul, further to what Ken advises, make sure all the bolts are removed out of the hub before attempting to remove the drum (its a pig of a job - I made a 'pusher outer' that looks like a deformed valve spring compressor as I got fed up with damaging the threads!).
The drums are FRAGILE (said VERY loudly) - they are cast iron, free the drum from the hub by trying to rotate the drum while the hub is held, wood is your only friend when dealing with these things.

Re: Brake drum removal [Re: Paul Sammut] #727027
02/28/18 4:41 am
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Thanks, Phil. Job done. I am extremely grateful for expert advice.
Paul


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Re: Brake drum removal [Re: Paul Sammut] #727057
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No problem, Hey I'm no expert - I just got the opportunity to successfully break things much earlier than you did - when I was very much younger and waaaayyy more stupid than I am now!!


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