[Healeys] rear axle wheel bearing locknut wrench?
sbyers at ec.rr.com
Sat Jun 9 08:12:30 MDT 2018
I'm glad it worked for you, Bob. Maybe the manufacturing tolerances for the socket make it work for some and not for others. The one I bought certainly did not grip the nut sufficiently to turn it, and I did grind off the chamfer.
AHCA Delegate at Large
From: Bob Haskell [mailto:rchaskell at earthlink.net]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:32 AM
To: BJ8Healeys; healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] rear axle wheel bearing locknut wrench?
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
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.
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