Reading the thread on pulling rear hubs it appears that pullers of this type are scarce. Is there a market for a high quality exact reproduction? Of course there are cheaper solutions that work well. If you own a good quality "bearing splitter" type puller, that can be used or a "horse shoe" can be made to really make it work well
My best guess is maybe $2-300.00 if 20 or so we're made, and have then made out of cast 4140 steel
Ifn you're talking about wire wheel hubs, this type works well and can be used on other cars as well:
Aprox $125 - $150
That type also works well. My question is if people want to own a exact copy of the original Era puller
Google Posi Lock Puller
If you study the photo of the original Ford design, it has an "impact" plunger.
And what you point out is the big advantage of the original puller design. As is quite common, it will do the job better than the various tools that "sort of do the same thing "!!!
Of course those are cheaper and increase the risk of damage to the T parts
I think the expression is "you pays your money and you takes your chances "
My very robust Ford wood wheel hub puller HAD that same point (and plunger set up). It had the point till I ground it down some, kept punching in the centering hole in the axle and I had to keep redrilling the cotter pin hole because it would get pressed in.
Steve your photo gives me a time frame when mine was made because other Ford hub pullers I've seen are much lighter in construction.
I have two different three-legged pullers. I use them with a thread on knock-off tool, to reduce damage to the axle. I thread the knock-off tool on, then let the puller push against it, instead of directly on the end of the shaft.
I install a cotter pin in the axle hole to prevent that from happening, Mark. I've never seen a Ford script wooden wheel puller with the "impact plunger" - can you post a photo ?
Steve, send me a PM and I will get photos to you tonight, my camera battery is dead.
The cotter pin idea sounds good except I use a turned around axle nut to keep from distorting the end of the axle. The nut would cover the hole. Guess I could use a different nut and run it back just far enough to insert a cotter pin and give it a try.
Mark - the "robust" wood-wheel puller was introduced around 1926 along with the above wire-wheel one. I have that style too and it is hands down superior to the other style of Ford script puller.
I'm thinking that I read this information from either a service bulletin or Bruce McCauley's "Black Bible"
Learn something new everyday - thanks guys ! Service Bulletin - July, 1926 - wood wheel number 5Z-1170. Never have run across one - will look now - nice tool !
I posted some photos of mine here;
Sorry Les, I misunderstood your posting.
No problem, I really didn't need another project. It seems the interest is not out there