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Re: Hub Nut

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Subject: Re: Hub Nut
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 19:31:40 -0700
Yeah, the trick is you need to find a thinwall 1-5/16. Some are thinner than
others. You could turn yours down on a lathe, if you had one. Probably just
take yours around to various hardware stores, and compare it to the house
brand. Or carry your micrometer.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 8/31/06 6:21 PM, Andrew B. Lundgren at wrote:

> Got mine at ACE hardware IIRC...  (1 5/16)
> Andrew
>> Started on a brake job for my "C" today and wanted to remove everything
>> including the backing plate for cleaning and painting. I thought that I had a
>> socket to remove the hub nut, since I had removed it about 6 years ago for my
>> son when he owned the car. However, I must have borrowed a socket of some
>> type at that time cause a 1 5/16 is too thick and a 1 1/4 is too small. The
>> nut is 1 5/16 right? So what are you guys using for a socket?
>>   MJ

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