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    Posted: May/22/2020 at 6:14pm
is it possible to press the front finned drum off the hub on my 70 ambassador?    the hub drum combo makes brake work a pain in the butt and i would like to remove enough mat. from the center hole to be able to slide the drum off and not remove the hub. i put one in my press and tried but nothing was happening so i backed off before something broke.  anyone tried this before?
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Check for swaged lug studs.
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I have broken them loose by heating the drum with a torch, putting the drum on the floor spindle up, putting a 4x4 block of wood on the spindle and hitting it with a big hammer. They don’t give up easily.
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If you absolutely cannot get the miserable !@$(@#$#@ thing off, use a 1/8" drill bit and dig a little hold, 1/8" -- 3/16" deep where the drum face meets the hub. It will nick the drum and leave a tiny divot in the hub, harming neither. This ought to loosen some of the tightness where they meet. Heat it, and spray Kroil or 50/50 ATF and lacquer thinner into the hole, and aroudn the drum::hub interface. Then strike it with a hammer; not beat it into submission (emotionally satisfying, but the metal doesn't like it) but to make it "ring". Sort of drop loosely a 2 lb hammer on it for 15 minutes (hearing protection helps, seriously).

Likewise around the wheel studs.

Also squirt fluid inside, around the edge of the hub inside the drum.

Hammer-ring.

I don't have the tool for removing swages; they exi$t. I tried a small cold chisel, but ultimately I put a holed piece of steel surrounding the stud head (inside) and wailed on the stud with a 6 lb hammer, driving it out, ruining the stud, and installing new studs, not a bad idea anyway.

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