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Okay, all joking aside, when cornering right the bugeye is nice and quiet. When cornering left, I get a rubbing noise out of the rear end, or at least it sounds like that. Its almost like a metallic rubbing noise, like a bearing, or ? Any thoughts on what could cause that when loaded up one way but not the other?
 
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Does it have the later style drums? If so, I'd guess the brake drum is rubbing on a backing plate.
 
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It does actually, good call! I'm assuming tweak the backing plates to clear?
 

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If it's the brake drum rubbing just remove it and grind it down a little. Easy to do by putting the car on stands, reverse the drum on the axle and use an angle grinder to remove metal while the drum is turning.
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Okay, I'm feeling a bit bad about asking this, but is there a trick to getting this drum off? I took out the two bolts and that sucker is on there! I went around the circumference of the drum and tapped it with a hammer to break it loose, and nothing, it won't budge. There is a very small recessed phillips head, but I don't recall that holding the drum on. Tips?
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Looks like everything is off that would hold it on, does it rotate? The parking brakes not on is it? I like to use a BFH, rubber or plastic and hit it from the rear while using a big screwdriver to pry it off.
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Yes, its spins freely, braking brake is off. I was prying it a bit between the drum and the backing plate, but no movement. Maybe I just need to be more aggressive with it, and a BFH
 

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The recessed Philip's head hold's it on. Or rather a 'pozidrive' screw. Also loosen off the brake adjustment plenty.

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and it is likely `rusted`lightly to the hub - hit it harder
 
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and I hit it harder, that was the remedy. Turns out its rubbing as suspected. I hit the drum with the bench grinder, helped, but not consistent enough. I'll take to to a machine shop and cut a millimeter off. Thanks for the help!
 
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