If you are interested, I have designed, built, and used a hub puller for
TR6 hubs. It does not require any special machining and can be built in
your garage. Although I say it can be built in your garage, it does
require the use of a welder. It is beneficial if you have a gas cutting
torch but this is not absolutely required. Pictures, drawings, and text
can be found at http://members.visi.net/~kohout/index.html. This page
is very rudimentary but it is the start of pages which will document the
V8 conversion of a 72 TR6. I am currently searching for my images of
the rocker panel (outer sill). I took these as I was removing the
rocker panel and am going to illustrate the steps required to remove and
replace the outer sills.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Gordon [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, January 30, 1999 9:15 PM
> To: email@example.com; 6 Pack Digest
> Subject: TR6 Rear Hub Puller Design Info
> A couple of weeks ago I posted a request for any info on the design of
> rear hub-puller that might be made by a competent machinist, given the
> that the real item is as plentiful as hens teeth/lotery winners. A
> of folks replied, and others gave me information on the look and
> nature of
> the replacements for the elusive Churchill tool. From all the
> replies, and
> from some careful measurements of my '72 TR6 rear hub, I have
> an Autocad drawing of what I think will do the job.
> I would be really grateful if those experienced in rear hub removal
> look over the design I have developed to check it out. I know that
> list will not accept attachments, so I will need a reply from those
> willing/interested in looking at the design to check/improve my ideas.
> Once replies are received, I will post the entire design to the FAQs
> hope that team.net accepts files ...?) and send a note to the list to
> all those with unsulied knuckles know that they can really have fun
> this one.
> The design, once checked out, will be public/list property ... (that's
> where it came from). I have no interest in making the things, apart
> the one that will be made at my local skills center by the machine
> students, and I have no financial interest since it's free. Reminder
> all in the US: you are able to visit your local/county skills center
> ask that they consider your hub-puller (or supercharger design ...!)
> as a
> student project, and if it fits into the curriculum experience at that
> time, you will get the item for the cost of the materials.
> The drawing is currently in DXF and BMP (displays in your browser)
> If that ain't you're blend, let me know, and I'll try to translate to
> prefered file format, but that will depend on time available ... Don't
> why one bit is green and all the rest is black ...
> Those wanting a copy of the design, but unfamilar with hub removal,
> be patient; once the design has been validated, I will post a note on
> final version to the list and the entire file to the FAQ file, and
> then you
> can have all the fun of the guy in the workshop manual who is removing
> hub without a bead of sweat, not even straining ....
> Tony Gordon
> 72 TR6 CC79849U (soon to be CR, and without a sloppy LH hub)