• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail
    Owner/Operator

bent drum back plate??

D27 from 66 scout

cleaned up or replaced all brake components and everything seems smooth with snug lug nuts, but when I put them tight the wheel will no longer turn. I can see 2 spots that the new drum appears to be rubbing which are almost opposite each other around the back plate. Very little play in the wheel bearing on that side, just replaced the bearing on the other.

It took some beating to get the old drums off so maybe I hit the plate by accident and bent something slightly, but before I start prying things wanted to get some outside input. Is there something else it might be that I am not thinking of? Any suggestions for bending the plate back preferably without pulling the hub?
 

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