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Old 07-08-2020, 01:01 PM   #21
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Iím supposed to receive mine today. Seemed like very nice people to deal with..... Mark
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:09 PM   #22
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I have one from Vintage Precision coming to me early next week. It's an essential tool for sure.
This style says it's for drums with the "groove" and not the "protruding ring". Know of any suppliers of one suitable for drums with the protruding ring style?
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:22 PM   #23
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I don't, sorry. I would check Ebay for vintage hub puller. That type tends to pop up more often.
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:57 AM   #24
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The one that I have is NOT a KR Wilson version, but picks up the groove and works really well. I can't remember who I bought it from (probably eBay, Ford Barn or the HAMB). Will take pictures late on and post . . .
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:23 AM   #25
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I opened mine last nite while my son was visiting. He’s a Tool and Die Maker at the ship yard in Kittery. He looked it over good and thought it was a real well made tool. Rugged, good quality materials and nice machining...... Mark
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:40 AM   #26
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Here's mine.had it 50 yrs and got it free. Never failed Works like a charm
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:24 PM   #27
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Some folks have claimed this $18 HarborFreight tierod puller can also get the job done by filing the claws a bit to snug in the groove. Jack E/NJ
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:49 PM   #28
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That's ^^^^ what I've used in the past. works well enough I would love a "real" puller but it runs almost 10 times the cost for the above unit. I get the good one someday
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Old 07-09-2020, 02:14 PM   #29
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If I was going to try and use one like that one pictured above, I'd put a big G Clamp across it to help prevent the jaws from spreading apart.

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Old 07-09-2020, 04:12 PM   #30
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Some folks have claimed this $18 HarborFreight tierod puller can also get the job done by filing the claws a bit to snug in the groove. Jack E/NJ
I hope itís not made by the same company as their jackstands....... Mark
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:29 PM   #31
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Some folks have claimed this $18 HarborFreight tierod puller can also get the job done by filing the claws a bit to snug in the groove. Jack E/NJ

All these cheapo pullers can end up costing you an axle, a drum, or worse. Two points of contact guarantee it to wobble under the wrench, and that's when things start going south.
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Yep, The right tool for the right job. Just like getting out stuck flat head valves you can spend hours fighting them or get the right tool and do it in less than an hour.
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Old 07-09-2020, 05:01 PM   #33
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Then there's this bad boy made by Blue Point. My Dad found this at a garage sale or auction several years ago and it's a beast - probably weighs around 10 pounds! Had to modify it slightly, but it will fit Model A & early V8 hubs nicely. Grips with incredible leverage and applies pressure squarely on the end of the axle stub.
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Old 07-09-2020, 05:45 PM   #34
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Home made, obviously copied from 'somewhere', works good
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That’s well made! How did you machine out the recess? On a Mill?
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Old 07-10-2020, 12:16 AM   #36
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I bought one from Precision I think on eBay. Was a few years ago. Nice folks, made well works great.
Back in the days (early to mid fifties) we put the opposite wheel on a starter or generator, put the weight of the car on the wheels, put the nut flush with the end of the axle and whacked it with a sledge hammer.
Hopefully the wheel would stay right there but the rear end of the car would roll on the old round thing under the opposite wheel. Always worked. The dealer mechanics taught me that.
There was also a special nut you could buy to put on the axle for hammering on.
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:14 AM   #37
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deuce lover, I wondered how long it would be before someone posted a picture of your puller. I also have the same one which my dad used and somehow I managed to hang on to it. On a tough pull, an impact socket lightly used works wonders !
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