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Old 07-06-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:10 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:24 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 07-06-2020, 08:30 PM   #4
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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
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:32 PM   #5
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That looks like too nice of a floor to be doing mechanic work on.
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:35 PM   #6
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That type of puller shouldn't work if the hub was seated properly.
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:54 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-07-2020, 05:27 AM   #8
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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".
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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.
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:09 AM   #10
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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.
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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.
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:39 PM   #12
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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.

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


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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.
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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.
Oh yeah... total words of wisdom!
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I tried one of these,it was really scary when it flew off !!! Never again.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:55 AM   #17
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That type of puller shouldn't work if the hub was seated properly.
I agree with Seery... I use the KR Wilson.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:35 AM   #18
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I have one from Vintage Precision coming to me early next week. It's an essential tool for sure.
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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
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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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