Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2020, 06:17 PM   #1
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller? My 1931 Victoria has one rear hub with a groove, and one rear hub with a ring. I would prefer to have one tool that does both designs. A friend of mine in our club has a heavy duty antique puller that I can borrow, but I don't want to be a bother to him. I'd like to find something that I could just keep in the garage for when I need it.


I saw this on Amazon.com, but I don't know if it would hold up very well or not. It may not even fit over the hub.


https://smile.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-27...%2C152&sr=1-11
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 06:28 PM   #2
wmws
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Coatesville, Pa
Posts: 719
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

That one on Amazon is NOT what you need. Look up universal 3 jaw puller. You need something like that.
wmws is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-31-2020, 06:38 PM   #3
wwirz
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 39
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

You will not need the puller often. See if you can borrow one. Club members have unusual tools that you can borrow. If you were in my club or nearby, I would let you borrow my puller
wwirz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 06:45 PM   #4
Synchro909
Senior Member
 
Synchro909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 5,243
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

I have a puller that I bought at a swap meet so I have no idea what brand it is. It even looks as though it could be home made. It works on both the grooved and ridged hubs except on out of 8 I have that has a larger diameter in the groove.
The puller is two pieces that form a cylinder and after you put them around the groove (or ridge), a sleeve goes over them to hold them together and a bolt in the end is tightened to pull the hub. There has been only one hub that I couldn't pull with that puller and that was because someone had used loctite on the taper (GRRRR!).
__________________
It is no burden to carry a little extra knowledge.
Synchro909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 06:52 PM   #5
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wwirz View Post
You will not need the puller often. See if you can borrow one. Club members have unusual tools that you can borrow. If you were in my club or nearby, I would let you borrow my puller
I appreciate the sentiment. However, as I posted above, I can borrow one from a friend in our Model A club, but I don't want to be a bother. It would be handy to have one just sitting on the shelf in case (i.e., when) it is needed.
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 06:54 PM   #6
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmws View Post
That one on Amazon is NOT what you need. Look up universal 3 jaw puller. You need something like that.
I started out with one of those. Mine kept slipping off of the hub, which is why I ended up borrowing from a friend a while back.
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 06:58 PM   #7
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

I saw this one online, but it looks a little pricey, and it apparently would only work on one of my hubs, since I have one ring hub and one groove hub.

http://www.vintageprecision.com/prod...ers/index.html
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 07:12 PM   #8
1955cj5
Senior Member
 
1955cj5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 1,479
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shew01 View Post
I appreciate the sentiment. However, as I posted above, I can borrow one from a friend in our Model A club, but I don't want to be a bother. It would be handy to have one just sitting on the shelf in case (i.e., when) it is needed.
This is the one I use. Works on Model A's just fine as the picture shows....

https://www.kaiserwillys.com/heavy-d...86-jeep-willys

And who knows, you may buy a jeep someday...


.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1010887.JPG (147.4 KB, 72 views)
__________________
Early '29 CCPU that had a 4-speed, but not any more.......in the family since '62
1955cj5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 07:17 PM   #9
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7,059
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shew01 View Post
I saw this one online, but it looks a little pricey, and it apparently would only work on one of my hubs, since I have one ring hub and one groove hub.

http://www.vintageprecision.com/prod...ers/index.html

If you look at the info it won't work on the protruding ring style hub.
Bob C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 07:20 PM   #10
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1955cj5 View Post
This is the one I use. Works on Model A's just fine as the picture shows....

https://www.kaiserwillys.com/heavy-d...86-jeep-willys

And who knows, you may buy a jeep someday...


.
Actually, that is somewhat similar to the one I borrowed from my friend. Only his was (believe it or not) a little more heavy duty. I don't think I've ever seen a wheel puller as big as his. LOL
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 07:20 PM   #11
Patrick L.
Senior Member
 
Patrick L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Upstate NY and western Florida
Posts: 5,887
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Bratton's has them, take your pick. You can get both individual pullers cheaper than the universal.
Patrick L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 07:51 PM   #12
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick L. View Post
Bratton's has them, take your pick. You can get both individual pullers cheaper than the universal.

Thanks. I saw the universal one on Bratton’s before I posted. Have you ever used one of them? If so, what are your thoughts on them? Will they last well?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 07:56 PM   #13
Jack Shaft
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 697
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?



If your handy you can run one up..
Jack Shaft is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 08:02 PM   #14
Y-Blockhead
Senior Member
 
Y-Blockhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Posts: 4,265
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Mitchell Manufacturing makes one that works on both style hubs. As with all of their products it is top notch. ~$100 https://mitchelloverdrives.com/mitchell-hub-puller/
__________________
Y-Blockhead
'30 Briggs Town Sedan
'55 Ford Ranchwagon
_________________________________
And once again that is just my 1˘ worth.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51ufACHJMfU

Last edited by Y-Blockhead; 08-31-2020 at 08:13 PM.
Y-Blockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 08:45 PM   #15
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 826
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Y-Blockhead View Post
Mitchell Manufacturing makes one that works on both style hubs. As with all of their products it is top notch. ~$100 https://mitchelloverdrives.com/mitchell-hub-puller/

Hmmm... That looks like the universal one that Bratton’s sells.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2020, 08:46 PM   #16
1930-Pickup
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: southern California
Posts: 725
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

I love my Model A hub puller.
It was made by Blue Point Tools around 1933 (tool #429).
You can have one too, but you'll have to keep an eye out for one on eBay.
When I bought mine about four years ago, I was the only bidder.
65 USD I think it was.
.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Blue Point Snap On puller No 429 - 1933 Catalog page 82.jpg (83.7 KB, 50 views)
File Type: jpg hub puller lr.jpg (55.4 KB, 61 views)
__________________
"That's my wild unsubstantiated guess, and I'm sticking to it regardless of the facts!"
1930-Pickup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 06:20 AM   #17
Patrick L.
Senior Member
 
Patrick L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Upstate NY and western Florida
Posts: 5,887
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shew01 View Post
Thanks. I saw the universal one on Bratton’s before I posted. Have you ever used one of them? If so, what are your thoughts on them? Will they last well?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


No, I've not used that puller. If its a Mitchell it should be good.

I use other pullers if needed. I can't remember the last time I've used one on an A. The hubs usually come off with a tap of the axle.
Patrick L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 08:27 AM   #18
Licensed to kill
Senior Member
 
Licensed to kill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Alberta
Posts: 860
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1930-Pickup View Post
I love my Model A hub puller.
It was made by Blue Point Tools around 1933 (tool #429).
You can have one too, but you'll have to keep an eye out for one on eBay.
When I bought mine about four years ago, I was the only bidder.
65 USD I think it was.
.
While reading this thread I was thinking "I will just make a collet type puller" but my initial conception (in my head) was a bit different than that blue point one. Of course, the blue point one is a much better design than what I had come up with so I will make one based on yours. Thanks for sharing. Love it.
Licensed to kill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 10:09 AM   #19
katy
Senior Member
 
katy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,750
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

I have and use one like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Cal-Van-Tools...972767&sr=8-10
Works excellent.
__________________
Play it again Sam.
katy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 11:06 AM   #20
Ernie Vitucci
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 386
Default Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Good Morning...I have Vintage Precision's thermostat housing and it is superb! So I imagine that their hub puller would be as well...particularly as it is an improvement on K.R. Wilson's design...and they were pretty much the top of the heap, back in the day...Ernie in Arizona
Ernie Vitucci is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.