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Any secret to removing the brake pull-arms? I’d like to paint them but they can’t seem to be removed from the brake housings?

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These are the external arms

These are the external arms that the cable/rod attach to? Aren't they set into a spline? Duane's photo #2 seems to show that:

https://w6rec.com/5-front-drum-brake-adjustment-and-repair/

Loosen the nut, maybe try and spread the joint a bit, and/or use a puller.

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Yes. Those are the arms. No

Yes. Those are the arms. No luck pulling or prying though.

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Use some

Use some penetrant...Aerokroil...and heat...and time.

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Brake lever

Just take a cold chisel and spread it open
It will not break and when put back together it will be snug again when the bolt is tightened

Tommy

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Brake Lever Installation

Getting them off is the easy part

To install them you need to remove the brake drum and support the brake arm cam as you install the brake arm

Tommy

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Just Use

Just use a dull center punch. locate it in the little dimple of the brake shaft, and give it a couple of whacks. It'll free right up and you won't hurt anything - the dimple is already there. I took the levers off an R60 that had been sitting outside rusting for 15 years and they came right off this way. Any other way and you are going to leave marks.

Dave

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