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tomtrumpet
August 18, 2015, 9:45pm Report to Moderator

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Hello, I,m in the process of rebuilding the rear hubs on my 66 1200 Herald. I've tried everything at my disposal to pull the rear hubs without damaging either the hub flange or the half shafts, I have tried a very high quality Sykes hydraulic puller a slide hammer and adapted my old mini flywheel puller, non have been successful.

My choices now are to buy a specific puller, or take them to a specialist. Could anyone recommend a cost effective puller or point me in the direction of a specialist in the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire area that could pull these damn things off!!!!
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nang
August 19, 2015, 2:27am Report to Moderator

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Unfortunately you 'll need a proper puller or you'll distort the flange. Someone on here, near to you may have one to lend or you could buy one from Canleys or Rimmers. They're not cheap though.
Don't persist with any other puller though. The taper one the shaft and hub make it almost impossible.
Tony.


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cliftyhanger
August 19, 2015, 6:38am Report to Moderator

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You may have already distorted teh hub, do check carefully. I have a t shirt from long ago. As above ONLY the proper puller will do the job without fear of bending anything.
There shoudl be somebody up that way able to do the job.

be aware if the bearing is noisy at all the halfshaft will also be scrap. The needle rollers run direct on the shaft


Clive Senior

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Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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Jonny-Jimbo
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If you can travel a little further, KD Triumph is in Coventry just off the M6, close to the M69 junction. Tell him Jimbo sent you...


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tomtrumpet
August 19, 2015, 7:22am Report to Moderator

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Cheers chaps, Coventry is not too far so I may tootle up there.

Half shaft is not noisey but there is end float ie. The bearing carrier moves along the shaft about 1mm but not at 90deg to the shaft so hopefully the shaft is ok?
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johnmosborneuk
August 19, 2015, 10:24am Report to Moderator
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Having recently had the same issue I would highly recommend the puller that eBay seller sponmon sells; his puller is very well engineered and worked a treat  
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tomtrumpet
August 19, 2015, 12:22pm Report to Moderator

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Once the hub is off is bearing replacement fairly straightforward? I've done most jobs on this car but never been in the rear hubs!
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RobPearce
August 19, 2015, 12:36pm Report to Moderator

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Usually, yes. The bearings normally come off easily (unlike on the Rotoflex hubs) and go back on with the usual bit of a push. Refitting the hub is very simple, except for the matter of holding it firmly enough to achieve the 120lbft torque (but you can postpone that until it's on the car, with the wheels on to hold it still).


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Rallyspit
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Is Worksop near enough for you? I have the correct puller which you could borrow. My technique is to tighten the puller onto the hub flange and - instead of getting a hernia - I put the whole lot in a vice and set an air gun (on the lowest torque setting) banging away at the nut. Heat also helps. It normally takes 10/15 minutes to shock it apart. Always use a new hub nut on reassembly. It may however be that you've already bent the hub flanges - in which case I could also have some spares, assuming they are the same as a Mk3 Spitfire. PM me if interested.

Mike
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tomtrumpet
August 19, 2015, 1:26pm Report to Moderator

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Cheers for the help chaps and thanks for the offer Mike that's very kind of you.

I've been in touch with kd triumph, Karl said he'd remove the hubs for me and I'll also be able to buy any bits I need once I'm there aswell.

Glad the bearings a easy once the hub is off, I'm presuming it's the ball bearing that controls end play so that's where the wear in mine must be.
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Hallum
August 21, 2015, 7:47pm Report to Moderator


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I went to do mine not to long ago to discover this horror    Needle rollers had collapsed this was the result to the half shaft. Still makes me shiver now  



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Scimher
August 23, 2015, 3:27pm Report to Moderator

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....My car is off the road, at the moment, making a noise from the rear off-side hub.....The annoying thing is that it is the same driveshaft & bearing that were replaced about 5yrs. & 15,000miles ago - said items being furnished by a reputable specialist...   
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tomtrumpet
August 24, 2015, 1:59pm Report to Moderator

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Still not got the hubs off, can't get in touch with kd, they seem quite elusive.

I may take you up on your offer rally Spit!

In the mean time I have compiled quite a list of parts I need and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on good suppliers?  Back 5/6 years ago when I had my spit i used trgb, rimmers, Canley classics and chic doig. Service from all 3 was fine but with varying price differences, rimmers being pricey. As long as I get good quality parts for reasonable cost and knowledgable staff I'm happy.

Anyone any advice?

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cliftyhanger
August 24, 2015, 2:12pm Report to Moderator

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i happily use James paddock and Canleys.
Paddocks handily do free postage these days over £10, which is always a nice bonus


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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Rallyspit
August 24, 2015, 3:27pm Report to Moderator
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Hi Tom,

PM sent
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