<VV> removing brake drums rusted to shoes

Dave Keillor dkeillor at tconcepts.com
Thu Dec 30 10:52:47 EST 2010

Dragging might work -- dragging it backward works best.  Dragging it
forward will cause the brakes to engage harder due to the designed-in
servo effect.

Dave Keillor
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[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Clark Hartzel
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:43 AM
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Subject: <VV> removing brake drums rusted to shoes

Andy K:  cutting the heads off the little nails is only part of the
The shoes are still retained by the pullback springs.
What worked for me once was dragging the car out of the dirt floor
garage it
was in with a tow strap and when the wheels hit pavement and got
they both broke loose.  I say both wheels as the fronts won't be seized,
only the rears if the e-brake was left on.  I don't know where your car
located but try dragging it around on pavement before taking more severe
Clark Hartzel 

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