RoadsterRich Posted February 7, 2002 Share Posted February 7, 2002 I'm hot, its raining, I'm sweaty, I'm greasy and man am I frustrated. I just spent 2 hours fighting with the front wheels on my 1930 Chrysler 77. Skipping over some problem issues the 'studs' that hold the wheel on are loose so I have to pull the hubs to get to the wheel off the hubs. First hub took maybe 10 minutes and alot of elbow grease. Second hub I put darn near 2 hours in fighting with it. I tried using the adusting cams to release the brake shoes but no luck, at best I can barely turn the wheel with some drag. When I try to pull the hub of course it won't pull off because of the brake shoes holding it. I tried the cams in every combination I could think of positions, no luck. I worked on it till I could barely stand I had spent so much energy, am I missing something obvious? If need be I can post pictures of the backing plate and the hubs. Is there a trick I don't know about? These are very straight forward hubs. I pulled the dust cover, removed the cotter pin, removed the axle nut, removed the bearing adjusted the brake shoe cams to release brake shoe tension, and nothing doing... it will rock to just about any side, and the hub will come about 1/4" off of the backplate at one side, but the rest won't budge. Now I'm not a big person, but I can usually man handle with the rest. Ah well I am going to go shower off, cool off, cool down (temper) and try to relax while I see what pops up here.<P>Oh, and then there was the good news, on the drum I did get free the brake shoes look like they are darn near brand new, and the drum looks like it was freshly turned, not a groove in it.<P>For the bad news... someone had welded bolts to the drum to make 'studs' out of them. I have heard that these drums were threaded and a bolt held the wheels on rather than a stud, though of this I am not certain. These are the wire wheel rims on the 1930 Chrysler 77.<P>Well off to try to relax and refocus... hope someone knows something that will help...<P>Frustrated Rich<P>(Yeah I know I am easily frustrated ) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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