I'm posting an email conversation I had with another member regarding brake drum removal:
The reason for the hub to be so hard to remove is twofold-the axle shaft is tapered, so that when the nut is tightened up & backed off to insert the cotter pin, the hub is essentially "wedged" in place. Now add in several years of corrosion and you have all the ingredients for a real picnic! Here's how I got my hubs off... Procure a good penetrating oil - kroil, liquid wrench, WD 40 & spray center of hub @ axle Snug up puller (don't try to use puller just yet to remove hub) HIT puller (no love taps here) with a 2-3 lb. sledgehammer Tighten puller again (using same sledge on your wrench handle to make sure it's tightening)! Just an added step due to my impatience Repeat Eventually you will be able to turn puller without much trouble using just the wrench and the hub slides off. Beware-it isn't light! Brake cleaner will remove any penetrating oil that may have gotten into the brake shoes
Post by markgregory on Aug 10, 2017 22:04:35 GMT -6
Here is something that AACA Members claim works the best .
ATF and Acetone tested on a rusty screw, bolt, see what the results were of the Test. This 50/50 mix is the most effective, inexpensive, cheapest penetrating oil you can make at home. A homebrew to break rusty bolts loose. I didn't believe it until I did this test of Acetone and Automatic Transmission Fluid.Feb 14, 2015
tim: Mark my hood is complete and you are welcome to examine when you come over to Michigan. Also, the chrome strip or stainless stops at the rear of hood. Does not go to the windshield
Apr 24, 2015 13:38:30 GMT -6
davidsnow: Just saying hello as a new member. Thank you to John Phillips for reaching out and letting me know about the forum. I live in Wisconsin and have been in the REO club for several years. My wife and I currently are serving as custodians of REO merchandise.
Jan 17, 2016 10:57:38 GMT -6
harley: My attempt at creating a thread with an attachment of the Royale stationary does not seem to allow the attachment to open for view. What did I not do correctly? This is my first time on a forum so it is all new to me. (Harley)
Aug 20, 2016 13:49:41 GMT -6
JohnGPhillips: The spam topics and offending users have been removed. Apologies to all.
Aug 14, 2018 11:36:56 GMT -6
lovecars1: My Father owned a 1931 Reo Royale 8 that once belonged to Premier Hepburne of Ontario Canada in the 1930s,my Dad owned this car in Kingston,Ontario in the mid to late 1940s.I remember him saying it was horrendous on fuel.
Aug 22, 2018 15:02:20 GMT -6
coley: Hi John and Mark. Coley here. Making more REO door handles. I need to find a supplier for the lock cylinder and keys for the outer locking door handles for a 1930 flying cloud and others. Or a handle with keys.
Feb 22, 2019 12:08:45 GMT -6