Re: rear brakes
Best suggestion is if you're gonna be removing the drum, don't hit the brakes or the parking brake when you park it. Let it roll up against a chock or something.....I use my clutch as my brake when I prepare to remove the drum. That way, the pad'll be just grazing the drum friction surface and the drum should just slide off, if not a little love tap with the hammer will do the job.
You can tell 9" from 10" just by looking at the drum. The 10" drum is pretty flat and squared edges on the outside. The 9" have almost a bevel on the outside edges and look pretty dinky. The blue-truck-guy-that-won't-leave-because-we're-all-*******s-but-always-comes-back should have the 9" being that he's a reg cab short 2wd and probably 4 banger.
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II.
Last edited by Fx4wannabe01; 10-04-2010 at 04:08 PM.