[Mgs] Pesky ball joints

Allen Hess allenhess at mgcarclub.com
Sat Apr 2 15:57:34 MDT 2016

Hit the control arm eye with two hammers opposite each other.

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> On Apr 2, 2016, at 11:28 AM, "Maynard Hirsch" <mghirsch at netzero.net> wrote:
> Get a ball joint tool (looks sort of like a gear puller with fixed arms,  many auto parts stores will loan one to you).  Use it to put pressure on the joint.  If that does not suffice, hit the control arm with a hammer while the tool is in place.
> Maynard
> From: Mgs [mailto:mgs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Dan DiBiase via Mgs
> Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 5:51 AM
> To: Richard Lindsay; mgs at autox.team.net List
> Subject: Re: [Mgs] Pesky ball joints
> Sounds like one of those deals where perseverance, patience and penetrating oil/heat are needed.... Took 30 years for them to get that way, it might take a few weeks
> to get them unstuck.... ;-)
> Dan D
> '76B, '65B
> Central NJ SA
> From: Richard Lindsay via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>
> To: "mgs at autox.team.net List" <mgs at autox.team.net> 
> Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 7:28 PM
> Subject: [Mgs] Pesky ball joints
> Hey friends, I need help please. The ball joints on my Triumph GT6 project are severly stuck. They've been rusted in place for over 30 years - perhaps 40+ years! And I have tried a 'pickle fork', pounding, penetrating oil, and the torch...all to no avail.
> Please tell me your ideas. My '72's suspension is ready to reassemble, except for the ball joints. Ideas? Tricks? Experiences? Magic?
> Thank you. All advice is appreciated.
> -rick
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