[Healeys] rear axle wheel bearing locknut wrench?

John O'Brien banjojohn at cox.net
Thu Jun 7 17:23:05 MDT 2018

Hi all:

I am trying to replace a leaky wheel bearing seal in my "65 BJ8. The nut 
that locks the hub on is an 8 sided nut that I measured to be 2.1825" 
across the flats.  Where do you get a socket to remove that nut.  My 
original Healey workshop manual shows a special service tool in the back 
for that purpose, but I don't have that.

Any other way of removing that nut?  according to the Moss catalog it 
should be a left hand thread in the left side of the car where I am working.

Thanks for any collective wisdom.

John O'Brien

'65 BJ8

'61 Bugeye

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