Thanks all. Shortly after posting this I found a nut remover and both are puff now. tom ---- rkeysor <rkeysor at bellsouth.net> wrote: ============= This issue was addressed in Austin Healey Experience by Don Oppligen on 5/17/16. He purchased an Irwin Bolt-Grip made by Vise Grip and easily removed a mangled hub nut. Pictures included!