THE BRAKE IS OFF!!!! WOoohoooooO!!!!
It took cutting off the bolt heads with a small dremmel cutting wheel (sawzall or something larger would have too big to get into such a small space).
Then we beat the remaining bolt plug with an awl and sledgehammer.
I tested the electrical
wire coming from the left brake before I even took the old brake off. I was getting a solid reading.
Now? of course... nothing. I can hear the left brake clicking on, but there is nothing on the right side. So, I cut the wire and tested again, nothing. Par for the course on this project, which is 'if it can go wrong it will'... lol.
So, either there is power and I am not using the volt meter correctly (very possible, but I think it is right! besides, there isnt the 'clicking' noise)
Or, I mysteriously have a disconnect issue now. Any suggestions on how to chase down the problem between the two sides?
Am I correct in that I should be able to activate the brake assembly before putting everything back together anyways?
Thank you all for your continued support in this project! I will be excited to move on to other issues.