>I assume you're talking about the dust covers on the front hubs.
>have threads...they are a pull out push in fit.
Actually Bud, they were designed from the factory to be removed by screwing
in a #8 (think that's the size.. gotta get my Bentley's out) self tapping
screw. What typical is a PO has already done this and stripped it out. So
go another size larger.
For my Spitfire autocross car (same dust caps) I wound up chewing the hole a
bit larger and using a 1/4 USS bolt as the extractor. As to the chewing
part.. no, my dentist wasn't happy :-).
You have to be careful about denting the dust cap too much, it'll hit on the
castle nut and at very least pop the cap off. And it'd be a good idea to at
least clean the grease off the cap and tape over the hole when it's all back
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bud_Rolofson@nps.gov [SMTP:Bud_Rolofson@nps.gov]
> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 1998 8:44 AM
> To: G. Ganoung; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re:74 TR6 - Front wheel bearings - cover
> Just replaced the wheel bearings on my 6 last night. Right one was
> bad...discovered that when I had the front wheels balanced on the car.
> But I
> decided to replace both the right and left bearings. I figured the left
> might be nearing the end of it's lifetime and in addition I'd have old but
> "good" set of inner and outer bearings to carry in the emergency parts
> I assume you're talking about the dust covers on the front hubs. They
> have threads...they are a pull out push in fit.
> I was able to pull my dust covers with a pair of needle nose vise grips.
> tried a lot of other methods previously when I'd had to replace a rotor
> getting the dust cover off took more time than most of the rest of the
> job. I
> know needle nose vise grips is not a tool that everyone might have laying
> but regular vise grips might work too if you really clamp them down on the
> cover (don't be afraid to bend the dust cover in a little with the vise
> grips...I don't think it affects their function if they get a little
> long as it still fits back into the hub properly).
> Lock those grips on there and then gently lever it up and down while
> some pull. The dust covers should work their way out.
> Good Luck
> 71TR6 CC57365
> 71TR6 CC65446
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> Subject: 74 TR6 - Front wheel bearings - cover
> Author: "G. Ganoung" <email@example.com>
> Date: 12/16/98 12:58 PM
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the covers over the
> bearings on the front wheels fo a TR6? I have likely stripped the
> threads on the hole that is intended to act as the way to extract the
> cap from the groove that it sits in.
> How about a big hammer and chisel?