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rear axle disassembly

Subject: rear axle disassembly
From: David Councill <>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 10:21:55 -0700
Does anyone have tips or instructions on disassembling the MGB rear axle? 
This is the tubed type axle from a 72B.

I have never done a rear axle, so I took what I thought was the easy way 
out. I let my son take my spare axle to school - he is taking classes at 
the local vocational high school. I figured he could take it apart and then 
I could later learn the details from him. I did locate a few articles and 
old emails which I gave him to assist him in the task.

He indicates they cannot remove the axle shafts. My instructions I recall 
indicate the left one needs removed, particularly if the goal is to renew 
the thrust washers (a task I would like to do on my 67BGT someday). He said 
the Haynes manual refers to using a special BMC tool. But surely, we 
wouldn't need that.

I know details are sketchy since I am not directly involved in this 
project. But apparently my son, several other students, and the teacher are 
perplexed on how to pull the shafts out. Does anyone know of what I speak 
of and the solution besides maybe a bfh?

David Councill
67 BGT
72 B

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