Car parts such as brake drums, which would be damaged by a blow from a steel hammer, can, if necessary, be struck with a flat-ended, soft-faced nylon (or rawhide) hammer.

For some parts, such as threaded components, a slightly harder copper faced hammer is useful.

Hammers with copper or nylon faces can be bought separately, or there are dual types with a copper face and a nylon face.

Guides that use

Renewing drum-brake shoes

Separate drum A front break with a drum separate from the hub. The hub stays in place when the...

Replacing gaskets and oil seals

Gaskets and oil seals should be replaced if worn or leaking, or whenever removed during servicin...