After knocking off several inches of cow crap from the differential and axle of my ford 9" I am ready to tackle the drum brake removal. I know how to remove drums but I know that these will be STUCK on. Is 9" removal the same as any others? Any tips on removal when the drums refuse to come off. Also best place to buy replacement brake parts for ford 9"? Thanks
Drums on the 9" just sit over the studs. Sometimes you'll find tinnerman nuts holding them in place if they've never been removed before, but that's pretty rare these days. If they're present, remove them and throw them away.
What happens many times is the drum will stick to the axle shaft flange from rust, and you'll need to break that loose. Typically, smacking the drum face between the lug studs with a heavy ball peen hammer will knock it free.
Quality Ford brake parts are readily available at any of your better parts stores.