[Healeys] rear axle wheel bearing nut removal

Dennis Gavin djg at gavinassociates.com
Sun Jun 10 09:16:08 MDT 2018

The 3/4” drive socket, Craftsman 2 3/16”, machined to remove radius worked perfect on my BJ7. Not sure how many points as I don’t recall at the moment. I’ll check when I return home tomorrow. If the BJ8 is the same sad BJ7 I have no doubts.


Dennis Gavin
Gavin Associates Inc
Djg at gavinassociates.com<mailto:Djg at gavinassociates.com>

On Jun 9, 2018, at 9:11 AM, banjojohn <banjojohn at cox.net<mailto:banjojohn at cox.net>> wrote:

I'm not sure how a standard hex or 12 point socket would work on the octagonal nut.  I've seen a few posts where they had modified a standard socket by welding on a plate with an octagonal cutout, but I don't have a welder.  I was hoping to source something that works right out of the box.  I'm checking with local club members to see if anyone has one to loan.

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From: Dennis Gavin <djg at gavinassociates.com<mailto:djg at gavinassociates.com>>
Date: 6/9/18 6:47 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: banjojohn at cox.net<mailto:banjojohn at cox.net>
Cc: "'healeys at autox.team.net<mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>'" <healeys at autox.team.net<mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>>
Subject: rear axle wheel bearing nut removal


You’ll find a 2 3/16” socket will work, however, I had trouble with the radius on the socket edge engaging the very thin nut. I took the socket to a machine shop and had the radius edge removed and it worked very well. I would be happy to loan you this now very specialized socket. Let me know.


Dennis Gavin
Gavin Associates Inc
Office: (508)-381-1090
Fax: (508)-381-1095
Djg at Gavinassociates.com<mailto:Djg at Gavinassociates.com>

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