The wheel puller that goes onto the lugs is a reasonably common device.
You can probably rent one from an auto parts store. If you really run into a
bind I'll let you borrow mine. It's fairly heavy, I'll guess at 10-12 lbs, so
shipping would add up.
Stuart Keen wrote:
> I have a 51 MGTD MkII and very little experience in automotive
> mechanics. I recently drove 1265 miles (Sarasota, FL to Charleston, SC).
> Twice in a short span of time, the right front brakes locked while
> stopped for a light. I was able to "break lose" by merely overcoming the
> lockup with horse power. This problem did not reoccur for the remaining
> 600 miles of the trip. The TD was also pulling to the right so I
> readjusted the front right brakes. What is likely to be the problem?
> Anticipating that the right front brake shoes might have oil on them (as
> the left rear did), I am attempting to remove the front brake drum but
> need some advice. I have borrowed a bearing puller but it cannot reach
> the outer rim of the brake drum ( shoulders on the legs hit the drum and
> prevent the claws from reaching the edge). In the workshop manual they
> illustrate a special device that bolts onto the wheel lugs. Not having
> such a device, how can the brake drum be removed. It seems that I am at
> an impasse in my attempt to clean the front brake shoes.
> Are there any cautions or preparations that I should know about when
> putting the drum with bearings back on the axle (assuming I can get it off)?
> Thanks for any help on this issue.
> Stu Keen
> Venice, FL