Lotus Elan

Rear hub puller thread (K/O)

PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Tue Dec 12, 2023 1:59 pm

smo17003 wrote:I also have a version of the Kelvedon tool that Leslie has mentioned. Besides pulling the hub, I've found that if you screw it onto the hub after jacking up and removing the wheel, it is ideal for placing a normal height type axle stand under it to support that corner of the car (advisable to chock the other wheels). It gives you good access around the wheelarch and wishbone area if perhaps you want to have a clean up or check bolt torques.


What a good idea, thanks!
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Tue Dec 12, 2023 2:50 pm

There's a drawing in the thread below for a tool similar to the SJS one. I made one up. It's simple and worked for me.

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PostPost by: sng » Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:54 am

I was given a Hub Tool about 30 years ago by someone living in the same street as me. From the associated documentation the tool was created by Tony Butler, Alan Durbridge and Chris Parker from the Surrey Branch of Club Lotus. It looks very similar to the one supplied by SJ Sportscars.

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PostPost by: Lotus54 » Fri Dec 15, 2023 3:29 am

Since it was easy, I made a ‘puller’ that was described on another thread. It is a simple spacer that goes between axle and the spinner presses against it and forces the hub off.
I had to adjust measurements a little, but after warming up the hub well it popped right off with just a few blows on the spinner. Less than doing up the wheel would have been.

I think I will still make ones that have a central bolt pusher- but no big hurry now.

I will post up a picture of what I made. Used some aluminum 6061 rod I had.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:42 am

I recently purchased the SJ sports cars style. Simple design and works perfectly. Highly recommended
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Dec 27, 2023 5:33 pm

Occasionally a little more 'persuasion' is necessary
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