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I question iam asking for a mate who is trying to sort the brakes on his 1977 series3 88"

Hes got a brake overhaul kit eg all the internal bits needed. But he is having trouble getting the drum off the hub :angry:

hes undone the 3 screws on the drum face and slackened off the adjustment but the drums will still not come off <_<

any body else had this problem?

thanks for any input

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Will they move at all or are they completely stuck.

There should be a fourth hole in the drum which is threaded, use a screw to jack the drum off the hub. It will come off at an angle, so gently tap the edge opposite the screw to straighten it up as it comes off.

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Will they move at all or are they completely stuck.

There should be a fourth hole in the drum which is threaded, use a screw to jack the drum off the hub. It will come off at an angle, so gently tap the edge opposite the screw to straighten it up as it comes off.

no movement at all which makes me think the drums a rusted to the hubs ...

any idea on the size of bolt i would need to use in that four hole ?

thanks

ok while writing the above all the replies came in thanks every one for the info

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The thread of the 4th hole should be the same as the thread of the 3 screws that hold the drum on. Apply some grease to the threads of the screw before you put it in. Gently tap the opposite side of the drum with a hide hammer or normal hammer and block of wood for each half turn of the screw.

If the drums are badly scored with a wear ridge, you may have to lever off the drum with a tyre iron or broad screwdriver. You may wreck the drums (and shoes) but if they are that worn they should be replaced anyway. They are cheap anyway only about £10-15 each.

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