View Full Version : 70 AMX needs brakes

11-29-2005, 07:56 PM
Hi all
I'm helping my neighbor to get his 70 AMX back on the road. It's been sitting for four years and all he gets to do is sit in the driveway and go VROOOM VROOOOOM. :) . We are going to go through the brakes and change everything lines,cylinders,pads etc. Do I need a puller to remove the rear drums? I'm not familiar with AMC stuff so I don't damage anything.

12-01-2005, 05:56 PM
The big nut on the back is for the axle shafts and will not affect the brake drums themselves. There should be 3 5/16ths bolts that are in the center area of the drum. These bolts go to the axle shafts and when you remove them they release the drum so it can be taken off separate from the shafts. Confusing enough?? I know that they look like that you need to remove the big nut, but don't. If the small bolts are missing, it's not a big deal. Often times, when the brakes were last done, the mechanic left them off. It does not really affect anything if they are not there. Good Luck.