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russcc 07-06-2020 06:53 PM

drum puller
 

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I have seen many different types of Ford banjo drum pullers including KR Wilson's over the years. I was pulling the drums on the '40 recently, and thought that maybe some of you hadn't seen this type used. It's a 2 jaw, Craftsman WFE9-46903. I have used it for years for all kinds of tasks, this is just another one.

koates 07-06-2020 07:10 PM

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With respect that puller is not correct for the application you show in the picture. The KR Wilson and other makes that pull right around the groove in the hub are the only type that should be used. Much information on this subject is in the barn history. Regards, Kevin.

19Fordy 07-06-2020 08:24 PM

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Looks kind of "iffy".

Meaning,
"If" it doesn't fly off, it might work but, 2 point contact isn't very reassuring.

Must hurt when those jaws slip off.

Bored&Stroked 07-06-2020 08:30 PM

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While the type of puller shown may "work" in the cases where there is not a really tight fitment of the axle taper to the hub, I would not recommend using it. There are some really nice pullers available that cost under $100 that will do the job correctly and will not damage the end of the axle or the groove area of the drum itself. With that said, if I was in a pinch to try to get a drum off and had no other tools . . . 'yes', I'd probably give it a go. LOL ;)

40cpe 07-06-2020 08:32 PM

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That looks like too nice of a floor to be doing mechanic work on.

JSeery 07-06-2020 08:35 PM

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That type of puller shouldn't work if the hub was seated properly.

Will D 07-06-2020 08:54 PM

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I've used that type of puller in a pinch on my hubs. It worked but it also bent....i would not advise it for this application.

russcc 07-07-2020 05:27 AM

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Thank you all for your input. The puller grips the groove in the drum perfectly and has never come of in all the years I have used. Maybe a first time. Always follow the rule, "What If and Stay out of the path of failure".

Mart 07-07-2020 05:54 AM

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Use what works for you, as long as you are not pulling on the drum or studs, that's what causes the damage.

It should be said, though, if it doesn't feel like something is going to break, it wasn't done up tight enough.

A bones 07-07-2020 06:09 AM

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JSeery and Bored&Stroked have both hit the nail on the head. Proper installation won't allow that two jaw puller to work. Ultimately the axle can suffer cracking and worse in the keyway area. ( shear off hub area, loss of wheel, and hydraulic brakes ) Your choice. But it's no fun when you get bit in the ass.

I would right away search out drum retainer clips. In the event your axles have been overly stressed.

Thanks for sharing Good Luck.

koates 07-07-2020 08:56 AM

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Around 200 ft. lb. is the correct torque for the axle nut. Are you doing yours up that tight? Regards, Kevin.

V8COOPMAN 07-07-2020 01:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by koates (Post 1906816)
Around 200 ft. lb. is the correct torque for the axle nut. Are you doing yours up that tight? Regards, Kevin.


IF I remember correctly, it's 205 ft. lbs., PLUS an additional whatever-it-takes to insert the cotter key. I know, it ALWAYS sounds scary as hell, but if it ain't that tight, you're asking for some really ugly trouble. DD


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...5&d=1477340612

RalphM 07-07-2020 04:08 PM

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Definitely worth it to get a good puller like the KR Wilson ABV-156.
I bought a cheapo($70) one and it was a piece of crap.

Kube 07-07-2020 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Mart (Post 1906759)
Use what works for you, as long as you are not pulling on the drum or studs, that's what causes the damage.

It should be said, though, if it doesn't feel like something is going to break, it wasn't done up tight enough.

Oh yeah... total words of wisdom!

coolcoupe 07-07-2020 08:11 PM

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I tried one of these,it was really scary when it flew off !!! Never again.

V8COOPMAN 07-07-2020 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by coolcoupe (Post 1907012)
I tried one of these,it was really scary when it flew off !!! Never again.


Enough said! DD


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...0&d=1332184432


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...3&d=1332184432


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...2&d=1332184432








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Mr. Will 07-08-2020 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by JSeery (Post 1906688)
That type of puller shouldn't work if the hub was seated properly.

I agree with Seery... I use the KR Wilson.

Tim Ayers 07-08-2020 10:35 AM

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I have one from Vintage Precision coming to me early next week. It's an essential tool for sure.

flatford8 07-08-2020 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim Ayers (Post 1907160)
I have one from Vintage Precision coming to me early next week. It's an essential tool for sure.

Im supposed to receive mine today. Seemed like very nice people to deal with..... Mark

51woodie 07-08-2020 12:07 PM

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I bought mine from Vintage Precision for work on my '46, and it is excellent. Some may consider it expensive, but it is well worth the price.


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