[Healeys] rear axle wheel bearing locknut wrench?

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 9 06:32:20 MDT 2018


Obviously a socket with the correct number of sides is best, but I have 
used a 12 point 2-3/16" socket on the later axle several times. Because 
the nut is thin, I machined the leading edge chamfer off the socket in 
my lathe.

I have the two factory tools and they have a pilot that fits into the 
axle to keep the socket square and centered on the nut. A definite plus. 
But I can't always generate enough torque to loosen a nut with the 
factory tool.  Could make a longer tommy bar, but the socket works well.

When installing the nut, I make sure that the side that is stamped RH or 
LH is facing out.  Helps the next person that has to take the nut off.


Bob Haskell
AHCA 3000 MkI registrar

On 06/09/2018 06:29 AM, BJ8Healeys wrote:
> No, it won't work as is.   I used one of these, but modified it by 
> welding on a plate with an octagonal cutout.
> Steve Byers
> HBJ8L/36666
> BJ8 Registry
> AHCA Delegate at Large
> Havelock, NC
> *From:*Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] *On Behalf Of *melvin
> *Sent:* Friday, June 08, 2018 4:01 PM
> *To:* healeys at autox.team.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] rear axle wheel bearing locknut wrench?
> Sears has a Craftsman 2-3/16 in. 12 pt. ¾ drive socket for $16.99. Would 
> this work on the bearing retainer nut?
> Mel
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