This weekend, I'm getting a start on sorting out all the problems that accumulate after the 22 years that my 240z has sat without running. First up were my stuck rear wheels. I spent some time this afternoon pounding, heating and prying the first of the brake drums off (driver's side). I ran out of daylight to work on the other side, so that's a fun job for tomorrow morning.
Now, I've put the drum back temporarily until I can get some new shoes. To do so, I had to turn the adjuster wheel on the wheel cylinder all the way back in to get the shoes pulled in enough to get the drum back on. I'm nervous about what the fit when I put in new, thicker shoes!
Next step will be to find some new shows, and turn the drums to get them cleaned up. Turns out the PO had a second set of brake drums shipped to him from someone, and they were sitting in a box inside the car. They're used, but I'll get both sets measured and pick the best pair. And I'll need to start replacing some cracked brake hose sections. I'm sure there's more once I check more of the car, but the rear hoses for sure need replacement.
Regarding the drum wheel cylinder, is there a good way to test the cylinder, or should I just wait and see if the parking brake holds rear brake tight? I'm guessing it's probably also not a bad idea to buy a new set of springs and clips for 15 bucks while I'm in there in case the return spring is a little tired.