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Old 01-09-2021, 10:15 AM   #1
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I am developing a shopping list of things I will need when we get delivery of the Model A. An OTC hub puller, it has 1 inch 14 threads so it appears to be made in the US not China junk. Temp gauge, and a floor jack. I have plenty of hydraulic jacks and jack stands and I'll need a creeper, haven't had one of those since I was a teenager. I'll need a new compression tester as mine is at least 50 years old and not used in all that time. I should have most everything else, as I'm set up for working on both gas and diesel engines. Did I cover it??
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Old 01-09-2021, 11:14 AM   #2
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A good service manual and of course the Ford owners manual.
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Old 01-09-2021, 11:21 AM   #3
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They are on their way.
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Old 01-09-2021, 11:33 AM   #4
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I think I would go with the Vintage Precision hub puller.
http://www.vintageprecision.com/prod...ers/index.html
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I think I would go with the Vintage Precision hub puller.
http://www.vintageprecision.com/prod...ers/index.html
Well as long as we are recommending hub pullers, I think I would go with the Mitchell hub puller. It is designed to work on both types of Model A hubs. https://mitchelloverdrives.com/mitchell-hub-puller/
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Buy direct from Mitchell or Bratton's carries them https://www.brattons.com/universal-hub-puller.html
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:06 PM   #7
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I have looked at the many different hub pullers and it looks like the OTC with a easy to make adapter will also do several jobs on my backhoe that I have struggled with.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:00 PM   #8
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FWIW
While a floor jack is really handy as are jack stands....I also have a motorcycle lift bought at a garage sale and love it with the A, pluses are
No long handle in small work area,
Two pickup up points, car doesn’t wobble,
Safety arm holds jack in position
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:19 PM   #9
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While a floor jack is really handy as are jack stands....I also have a motorcycle lift bought at a garage sale and love it with the A, pluses are
No long handle in small work area,
Two pickup up points, car doesn’t wobble,
Safety arm holds jack in position
I have looked at motorcycle lifts in the HF catalog, (I don't buy there) and wondered if it would even fit but I made a big mistake when designing our house. We went from a 3 car garage where I had room for my race boat to a one car garage. We down sized for retirement and had one car, who would have thought we would buy another and we just don't have room. We have barns but they are getting full.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:23 PM   #10
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Post a picture of the hub puller, I doubt it is the one you want to use. Buy enough parts to tune up the car, if it doesn't need a tune up store them under to seat. Always carry a spare condenser, buy it from Bratton's and get the best one they have.

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Old 01-09-2021, 02:21 PM   #11
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This will do me several jobs and I would guess pull off the hub.
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:37 PM   #12
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Why not wait and see if the local club has a tool inventory you can lend or rent? You shouldn’t need one all that often.
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Why not wait and see if the local club has a tool inventory you can lend or rent? You shouldn’t need one all that often.
Local Club, haha, we live in the sticks, a local club here would be something you whack a groundhog over the head with. We have one store and it is an old general store like Druckers on Green Acres TV show and that's it. We have a very small town about 18 miles away and a small town about 26 miles away. Nearest club would be around a two hour drive I would guess. I'll drive to Pigeon Forge and borrow yours, we love Pigeon Forge and want to drive the A there.
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Good idea and now I understand your rationale for wanting to establish an inventory.
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This will do me several jobs and I would guess pull off the hub.
The reproduction KR Wilson is my first choice. You really need one that pulls on the groove in the hub if it is really stuck. See http://www.vintageprecision.com/prod...ers/index.html Note this one will not work if the hub has a ring instead of a groove. Expensive yes, but cheaper than a new axle.

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Old 01-09-2021, 03:33 PM   #16
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This will do me several jobs and I would guess pull off the hub.
This is what I use to pull these hubs. Works well on the rear drums
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Old 01-09-2021, 03:53 PM   #17
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That three arm puller will also work, pulling a wheel and hub at once, should a stud come loose.
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also a nice little frig full of suds.............
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Use a nice big sheet of cardboard and forget he creeper. Just a big box you can pitch when it gets dirty.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:35 PM   #20
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Use a nice big sheet of cardboard and forget he creeper. Just a big box you can pitch when it gets dirty.
Haha, good idea. We are buying everything online now because of Covids and can't get rid of the cardboard fast enough, recycled.
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