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  1. Trying to find the correct tool.

    Hello everyone.
    Long time lurker here and I though itís time to finally join the community.
    I have been bombarding the guys over at the 101 association with a ton of questions about my 31 restoration. Thought maybe I would give them a break.
    So I am looking for the proper tool for the rear hub bearing nut. It is the flush one with the 2 cutouts.
    The cutouts are a little knackered but usable. My guess is a previous mechanic used the wrong tool. Where can I get the correct tool? Preferably in socket form as this nut is cranked on there pretty tight. All help and advise greatly appreciated.
    Here is a pic of the nut in question.
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  2. Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    You could use a spanner wrench or take a hub socket for a four wheel drive front spindle nut and cut two of the tabs off. not sure if the size is the same but never hurts to look

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  4. Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    A hub socket was my first thought but I can’t seem to find one the right size. I tried getting it with a pin wrench but I fear I will only mangle the nut more if I kept going. It’s cranked on there. My next thought was to find a socket with the correct outside diameter and cut in 2 tabs with a cutoff grinder but before I went through that kind of work I was hoping someone knew of a tool I could buy.

  5. Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    I think that’s what I’m looking for!
    How have I not come across that sight?
    Placing my order now. Thanks so much.

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    Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    Correct me if I am wrong but is it possible that the nut you are talking about is LH thread... or is that just in forties chiefs...
    741 Bobber Scout - one to ride
    1940 Chief Basket Case - one to fix

    www.eamc.asn.au

  7. Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by someozybloke View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but is it possible that the nut you are talking about is LH thread... or is that just in forties chiefs...
    Every time I put pressure on that nut left handed threads were in the back of my mind. According to the 101 association Rebuild and overhaul manual it is definitely right handed thread. I’m sure with the right tool and a little heat it will come loose.
    Thanks

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    Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    Sent you a PM and yes it is a RH threaded retainer.
    741 Bobber Scout - one to ride
    1940 Chief Basket Case - one to fix

    www.eamc.asn.au

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    Re: Trying to find the correct tool.

    If you have a pin wrench but the old holes are ruined, it is possible to drill new holes in the nut for the tool, instead of bust knuckles on a mangeled nut. Maybe obvious, but only if you have thought of it before...
    Charlie 101

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