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July 02, 2020, 10:03:56 AM

schoolboy error

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this user is offline johnbrunt

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on: May 06, 2020, 04:44:18 PM
has anyone ever done anything a little bit silly like removing the gearbox and drive shafts complete and then realised that the hub nut is a bit tight .....no ?....well I did and iíve kicked myself all over the garden and let the missus do it too .....anyway does anyone have any suggestions as to how one might redeem the situation as I would ideally like to remove the drums etc so that i can get the tubes blasted etc...or am i looking at reinstalling and getting the engine mounted too to get enough weight to keep it all still whilst i jump on a scaffold pole  :-[ :-[....thanks in advance

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Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 04:49:49 PM
Put a wheel bolt in then a decent 3ft bar between it and the hub down to the floor so it stops the rotation as you undo the nut.


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Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 05:08:00 PM



kinda like this ??...


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Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 06:43:58 PM



went bigger ......




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Reply #4 on: May 06, 2020, 06:56:48 PM
Well done  ;-)up

I was thinking nut splitter  :-\
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Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 07:17:24 PM
yeah - iíll know next time

a) to undo the nut before any others on the car

or

b) if i forget iíll know a work round

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Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 09:02:32 PM
easy to say hard to explain but you got it done ;-)up


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Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 10:25:49 PM


easy to say hard to explain but you got it done ;-)up

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Reply #8 on: May 07, 2020, 08:31:12 AM
Torque master tool is the best money you'll ever spend, you can remove and refit hubs and flywheels with a 3/8 ratchet.

https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/AC000133-mr-torque-tool.html
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Reply #9 on: May 07, 2020, 04:23:23 PM
Torque master tool is the best money you'll ever spend, you can remove and refit hubs and flywheels with a 3/8 ratchet.

https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/AC000133-mr-torque-tool.html

Well done for getting it undone

If you had said your location and you were close to my area you could have borrowed my one..

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Reply #10 on: May 07, 2020, 06:18:02 PM
Torque master tool is the best money you'll ever spend, you can remove and refit hubs and flywheels with a 3/8 ratchet.

https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/AC000133-mr-torque-tool.html

Abolutely agree with this. I bought one some time ago after snapping a 3\4" breaker bar trying to get the nut off.  Torque tool required no effort what so ever. Have used it numerous times on axle nuts and on flywheels. 1st time every time... zero effort. just as easy to torque your nut back up again to correct torque... ;-)up


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Reply #11 on: May 07, 2020, 06:54:37 PM
itís not cheap at £100 - my biggest problem was not undoing them before i started stripping the car down and removing weight - once iíd been advised to wedge the wheel my 3 ft breaker bar  and 4ft scaffold pipe where sufficient :-)


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Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 04:26:36 PM
A cheap! tool is a Empi 36mm nut smaker. ..I got a torque master but the Empi nut buster is less work..
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