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Post by AlanS » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:40 pm

If you can get an impact (hexagonal) socket, then 35 or 36 is no longer an issue.
Preferrably 3/4" drive and a sturdy breaker bar and short extension. Take a trip to the local scrap metal dealer or plumber and get a 6 foot length of 1 1/2" diameter water pipe. A spare axle stand to support the end of the extension at the breaker bar and the end result should look like this.



http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/attach ... 1100260730


Note:- This is sitting 180 degrees out for display purposes only. If holding the rotor is an issue, then a piece of flat steel with 2 holes drilled for wheel studs and long enough to jam on the floor is the accepted method.


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Post by ken newbold » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:56 pm

Ian_Fearn wrote:
Ken, is this the ebay BX auto
No I'm affraid that particular example is no longer with us :( it's moved on, resting, passed over, pushing up the daisies, on it's way to china,

You get the picture. :lol:
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:04 pm

Twas a pity really, as it had a good engine and nice box, really good interior but I'm affraid the rest of it just wasn't worth the effort.

It also caused a bit of grief at home, as were almost ready to move house and couldn't be starting to strip it down right now. so it's gone :cry:

Now back on topic.

I could also loan you my specially fashioned chiesel for knocking out the outer race of rear arm bearings.
It's a very long chiesel which is slightly bent over at one end and ground to a curve that perfectly matches the rear arm bearing outer race. One good smack with a suitable hammer and out they come. :D
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Post by ellevie » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:20 pm

Your special chisel sounds interesting Ken. Any chance of a picture ?
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:27 pm

Along with another old favourite thats never let me down.

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Post by ellevie » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:02 pm

Thanks Ken. Formidable looking implements !
The chisel is a neat idea.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:12 pm

JOB DONE!

All i can say is that SIZE MATTERS! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by roscoe » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:55 pm

I have a 3/4" drive socket set with a 35 mm socket - also made up a piece of 2" x 1/2" flat bar about 4' long to hold the wheel from moving. Drilled two holes in it to line up with wheel bolts, ground out a bit of relief for the hub circle, bolted it on to the brake disk, and with a 6' piece of pipe on the 3/4" breaker bar, it was literally a two finger job to loosen the hub nuts. Because the brake rotor interferes with the flat bar on the nearside front, I bolt it up so when I crack the nut, the bar rises up under the car and stops when it contacts the body (I put a small piece of wood between them to prevent damage), on the offside, no problem as the nut loosens the same direction as the flat stock it bolted on (toward the rear). I had to do it this was as the car was up on block, no hydraulics or handbrake to use (I'm stripping the car), and no way to prevent the wheels from turning. It worked so well that I'll use it on my TZD when I need to pull the front hubs off as well - only takes a minute or so to bolt the flat stock on.
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