Thanks for your comments.
I have not been able to remove the brake system from the shaft (apparently it is really stuck).
I was considering removing the brake system/shaft as an assembly and them removing the brake system from the shaft away from the Aluminum housing.
Does this seem possible?
When I attempted to remove the brake system/shaft as an assembly, it seemed to be butting up some resistance - my guess it is the shaft seal that is pressed into the housing.
The internal gear does not appear to be mechanically attached to the shaft (only attached thru the splines).
Perhaps I have being to careful and just need to apply a bit more force.
Appreciate your comments.
Steve...have you tried using a puller yet. The brakes disc's should come off without too much trouble.
You can certainly remove the brake system and shaft as one unit. That way you could put it in a press if needed...but it really shouldn't require that much force.
To remove the shaft you'll need to split the case, pull up on the lock-plate and use a brass drift punch to drive out the shaft. The splined cam gear that fits on the brake-shaft is larger than the bronze bushing in the case. So, in essence you are driving the lip seal and bronze bushing out along with the shaft and cam.
The whole assembly will then come out.
I'll post some pics in a bit.