Now that the wheels are off, is a modern day hub puller ok to use? Any suggestions / warnings would be appreciated. Thanks.
A three-jaw puller of the right size may do it. Sometimes that hub is stuck on there mighty tight, though. If the car runs, you can put the wheel back on, loosen the nut a few turns and pin it, then drive the car around until the hub works loose.
Ford made a puller for those.
Thank you, Steve.
Do you need to back off the brake adjustment first?? Bud.
I put tension on the puller just to the point of starting to see distortion and then rap on the hub with a hammer, next rap on the jackscrew of the puller. It will pop loose shortly, sometimes with quite a pop, Don.
Ken, Yes it is best to back off the brake so it does not get caught up.
That's for sure....mine did that, scared the heck out of me.
The drive shaft pinions are bad too. I wound that puller up and it just wouldn't give...then "BANG" and it threw me, the puller and the gear across the shop
For the left rear hub, should I turn the brake adjustment clockwise or counterclockwise to back off the brake?
For the right rear hub, should I turn the brake adjustment clockwise or counterclockwise to back off the brake?
didn't think u can back the brake "off", with no brake rods it should return to "off", but with the cam lever pointing down, im doubting it has a brake on that side
No adjustment on T brakes. If the cam is centered up, thats as loose as it gets..
Hey Bill you should find a wheel puller or invest in a decent set of gear pullers you can get a assorted set from harbor freight. By the way would you let me know if you decide to sell one of those sets of wire wheels and hubs thanks good luck tearing down those chassis and remember don't force it if it doesn't want to move
Sorry,I thought it looked more modern.Bud.
Just came across this on E-bay. It is the hub puller you need.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE1924-1925-1926-1927-1928-1929-1930-FORD-BUICK-STU DEBAKER-DODGE-OLDS-CHEVY-/380509534936?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&has h=item589822bad8&vxp=mtr
Snyders has the same puller new A-1114 for almost half the Ebay price for a used one.
This type of puller may be more expensive, but can also be more useful as it can be used for many types of old cars, not just the wire wheel equipped T:
I pulled mine with a pittman arm puller available at most autoparts stores for about fifteen bucks. I had to modify it (grinder) a bit.Got the idea and instruction on how to modify right here on this forum.
you take a piece of 1/2" plate steel and cut a notch that fits the groove with your torch, then weld a "teepee" of steel above it with a large fine thread nut in the top of the teepee. take a bolt that fits the nut, grind a point on it and remove the hub. cheeper and faster than buying one of those old cast ones that often break anyway