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1979 Front Brakes Locked
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:59:22 PM »
Thinking about starting to work on my 79 Pinto again now that winters over up here... And I just remembered where I left off.. The front brakes.... I have new equipment, but I'm having a heck of a time getting the old ones off,  I believe it's called a "key" that needs to "slide off", and I believe the key is rusted on... I've tried heat (with a propane pencil flame), cold, just about every kind of spray lubricant, and good old hammering, doesn't budge...  Only other thing I can think is to cut them off, but wouldn't even know where to start...

Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated

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Re: 1979 Front Brakes Locked
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 02:48:19 PM »
liquid wrench, cold chisel and big hammer always works for me
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Re: 1979 Front Brakes Locked
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 03:07:20 PM »
kroil is the best stuff ive ever used....
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Re: 1979 Front Brakes Locked
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 05:09:53 PM »
I use a medium sized drift and a hammer to push them out. never had a problem.
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