I see Snyders makes 2 pullers for wire wheels. Are these as good or better than using a gear puller?
Those 'ecomomy hub pullers' are for the Model A rear hubs.
Don't think those styles will work on the wire wheel T rear hub, as the T rear wire hub has its groove on the outer perimeter.
I got a rear wheel hub puller at a flea market and discovered that it is an A puller and will not work at all on a T.
Apples and oragnes. Yes internal and external threads on the two different wheels.
We tried the gear puller method and ended up bending some drums that were alrady creacked. So we went to the sledge hammer on the axle nuts method.
Robert, you lost me. There are no threads on a wire wheel hub. And a wire wheel hub removal does not affect the drums. Did i confuse you with the question?
There are threads on the axle also some puller bolt on to the studs. (the 3 jaw type)But not sure what is meant by internal and external threads?
It's me. Welcome to my world. My first initiation into wire wheels was a set of A wires welded onto T hubs. So the wire wheels had the internal threads of the T wood hubs. This A hub puller had nothing to grab onto.
My mistake. My second set of "real" T wires has the friction tab center caps and no threads at all.
But, does the original issue still stand that an A puller will not work on a T wire wheel?
Robert even if the threads on the wood wheel hub are inside the wheel hub they would still be external threads because they are male threads. Internal threads (female) are any threads that the male threads can screw into. A wheel knocker nut would be the only way in that case.
I didn't come up with these terms!
There was a post a few years ago about this, but the search function will not find it. Maybe I need to reword the subject line. There has to be a bunch of guys that have wire wheels that pull their hubs to check on the bearings.
If you don't have the nice Ford wire wheel rear hub puller, then this older post shows how to modify a cheapie Pitman Arm puller from auto parts stores into a wire wheel rear hub puller.
The Ford wire wheel rear hub puller is a fine tool, just hard to find.
The Ford tool, on the left , has a 'plunger' feature that you smack with a heavy hammer, after you tighten the screw fast on the axle shaft.
Thank you for finding that post Dan. Looks like I will have to find a pitman arm puller and modify it.