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Howdy folks. I have some aluminum rear brake drums on
a '72 240Z. I'd like to check my rear brakes out, and I tried
to get the drums off but they're frozen on there! I guess
that's what happens when you have iron and aluminum side
by side.

Anyhow, does anybody know a slick trick to get these
Z drums off?

I thought of using a torch and ice, but that's kind of
extreme.

Thanks a lot!
-rr
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I rebuilt my rear brakes on my '71 about two weeks ago. I had one come off easy, the other was stuck tight. I used some penatrating oil and tapped between lugs but it still would not come off. I finaly got out the propane torch and heated between the lugs and around the hole in the center of the drum, after a couple of taps with the hamer it popped free.

Good luck,
John

> Howdy folks. I have some aluminum rear brake
> drums on
> a '72 240Z. I'd like to check my rear brakes
> out, and I tried
> to get the drums off but they're frozen on
> there! I guess
> that's what happens when you have iron and
> aluminum side
> by side.

> Anyhow, does anybody know a slick trick to
> get these
> Z drums off?

> I thought of using a torch and ice, but
> that's kind of
> extreme.

> Thanks a lot!
> -rr
> .
 
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