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Pulling a Bolt-on Hub

PostPost by: CG901 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:20 pm

I am about to replace the original front rotors on my 1965 S1.5 and see that the lip of the front hub is curved and would likely not permit a hub puller to grip it there. What have you used successfully? I realize that the hub may come off with mild persuasion with a rubber mallet, but given its age, it may be more challenging.
Current: 1965 S1.5 26/4004, 1966 S3 FHC 36/5192, 1958 Fiat Abarth 750GT Zagato, 1967 Brabham BT21B, 1988 Arrows A10B-04, 1991 Brun C91-001.
Past: 1971 Elan S4/SE DHC, 1972 Europa Special, 1980 Esprit Turbo, 1988 March 881-05, 1990 Leyton House CG90105
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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Wed May 06, 2015 5:13 pm

Hi I'm assuming you are removing the front brake discs from the hubs , I did mine recently , and once the castellated nut is undone they freely come off.

Sorry if I have not understood what your removing.

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PostPost by: CG901 » Wed May 06, 2015 6:34 pm

Steve, yes, front hubs. Will hope mine come off as yours did. Thank you.
Current: 1965 S1.5 26/4004, 1966 S3 FHC 36/5192, 1958 Fiat Abarth 750GT Zagato, 1967 Brabham BT21B, 1988 Arrows A10B-04, 1991 Brun C91-001.
Past: 1971 Elan S4/SE DHC, 1972 Europa Special, 1980 Esprit Turbo, 1988 March 881-05, 1990 Leyton House CG90105
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