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 Posted: 08-19-2011 06:49 am
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Mason Jones

Joined: 06-03-2011
Location: Austin, Texas USA
Posts: 97
Success!!! Once again thanks to the board. The cylinder was indeed stuck in place. I freed it but the drum still would not come off.

There was a chip out of the edge of the drum that allowed me just enough room to get a small pry bar in there and with a little careful prying there was a very satisfying "pop" and the drum was free.

Once off I could see there was indeed a small ridge of rust that the shoes were catching on.

The suspiciously hammer-size chips (not from me!)

I think I rescued the shoes just in time. It appears there was a fluid leak as the pad material is disintegrating and the dust in the drum is like topsoil. Strangely the cylinder doesn't appear to be wet but I'll replace it anyway.