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41 lincoln rear brake drum removal

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Help, I have been enslaved be an evel doctor who ownes a 41 coupe and now has me working day and night. Besides the usual coil and timing problems , I need to install E-brake cables and maybe wheel bearings. I'm a audi- vw tech and don't know my way arount a ford car . The bk drum has an inner collar but seems to be glued in. Heated and have puller but it won't come off. Anyone?

PS; can I get standard trans. shifter seals?

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The easiest and safest way to remove early Ford rear brake drums is the K.R. Wilson puller available from the Winfield Tool Company. I believe they are located in Connecticut. I don't have their address at the moment, but they advertise in Hemmings Motor News and the Early Ford V8 Club Times. Attached is a photo of the puller in action. This puller avoids damage to the threads on the end of the axle shaft as well as internal damage to the spider gears. The impact wrench is not mandatory, but it makes the hub removal really easy.

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Also, coil and distributor problems are best handled by Jake Fleming in Texas, don't start with the modern computer tech analysis, it will be an exercise in frustration

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the coil and dist dont have many probs..how many cars running with 60 year old stuff..oe coils...jake is awesome and a friend..but skip in fla..of waterpump fame..installs new guts in coil..made my v-12 dance and sing..my jake coil..(done in '96) still good but half as strong....

if car runs start and pop into reverse, after loosening nut on drum. drum has long keyway that becomes cocked over time..slightly but enough to jam and prevent drum removal....if not running put in gear and rock car..use weight of car and muscle..rejack and drum will hopefully slide right off...try it first..it's free.

jb

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i likewise tried to remove the rear drums from 41 lz without the krwilson puller; tried heat, two other pullers--all to no avail. with the wilson puller removal was a breeze--use impact wrench. dd

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Art:

Try e-bay. There are usually several used "hub puller" or "drum puller" for bid. I got a nice Chinese three jaw puller that bolted to the lug studs and pushed on the center from an e-bay store in California. Screw on the center nut as the hub comes off with a bang. I had to use a pipe on the breaker bar socket to budge the things.

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