>Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 12:25:49 -0400
>From: Ralph Jannelli <email@example.com>
>Subject: Spitfire Rear Axles
>I need to rebuild my rear axles. I don't have the special tool to remove =
>the hubs. I am thinking of trying to make my own tool. I know they are =
>available from TSSC for 50 pounds but with shipping across the pond this =
>will end up costing me about $100 US. My plan is to take a trashed bolt =
>on wire wheel adapter and have a 0.5 inch thick hardened steel plate =
>welded onto the end of it and then drilling and tapping it for a grade 8 =
>bolt the same diameter as the threaded end of the axle, also tappering =
>the end of the bolt to fit on the concave recess in the end of the axle. =
>This would seem to do the same as the special tool.
>Has anyone out there used the special tool?=20
>Have you had good results with it?=20
>Do you think this will work?
I went down toAuto Zone and rented a hub puller with a slide hammer and a
claw foot with a bolt in the center. I took the bolt off and inserted the
slide hammer, used the slide hammer for about 10 THUNKS and then put the
bolt back in and tightened it up.. The hub popped right off no problems.
If you have an Auto Zone around where you live, give them a call. They have
a tool loan policy where you put up the rental fee (it was $25.00) and if
you bring the tool back you get your cash back, all of it...........
Try it out......
'74 Spitfire ( The Car-Car )
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