I almost always just put a cover plate and a lift and turn style drain. Hate those old style tub drains🤮
Not the same brand, but I've used this style the past 15yrs, works everytime. Had to use breaker bar a couple times, but this bad boy hasn't failed me yet.Thats right dude. Bust out the turbo torch, heat that 80yrs old putty up under that drain and turn her out like butter man. 100% of the time, it works every time. Not full on heat, but get it warm, real warm.