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where to get large nut for wheel puller?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldpl8s, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. oldpl8s
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    I'm trying to make a copy of this home made wheel puller for my American Austin. I need to find a nut with 2-3/16 inside diameter and 16 thread per inch. Any ideas on where to find one? thanks
     

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  2. ChassisResearchKid
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    from Michigan

  3. simplyconnected
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    How is that supposed to get the wheel off?
     
  4. Try McMaster-Carr or your local Nut and Bolt shop.
     

  5. Pete Van Hoon
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    Does it have to be a nut.
     
  6. maniac
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  7. oldpl8s
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    The car has disk wheels. The tool screws on in place of the hubcap and the center bolt pushes on the axel to loosen the wheel.

     
  8. oldpl8s
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    I called them. Apparently this is an odd size and they don't have it.

     
  9. Engine man
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    Almost any machine shop can make one on a lathe.
     

  10. Nuts are specified by the major diameter of the thread.
    Not inside diameter.

    Any knowledgeable machinist, can make one on a lathe.
     
  11. JohnEvans
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    Yes ,measure the thread Od on the hub and try again. Or make one on a lathe.You DO have a lathe don't you? LOL
     
  12. Engine man
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    Check page 4. There is a 2 1/4 - 16 that is probably the size you need. Find a local truck or trailer repair and they might have it.
     
  13. Those thin nuts will make a lousy puller. They'll bend and deform and, maybe, ruin the wheel. I wish I were a better machinist. I have a lathe with thread cutting capabilities, but have never taught myself to use it. And I'm close to you, to boot.
     
  14. Carter
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    Most of the trailer spindle nuts are also available as a thick locking single nut now, instead of the two thin nuts.
    Those would be strong enough to base a puller on.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  15. Cerberus
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    I have owned and maintained Harleys from three different decades. I recall Harley does use 2 1/4" nuts on their transmissions/clutches. They even have pullers for 2 1/4" nuts. Check this part number 910-968 at www.JPCYCLES.COM. to get to the Specialty Tool section.

    JP Cycles sells JIM'S Specialty tools. He sells pullers for 2 1/4" nuts.

    May be worth a shot. Don't know about the threads. Also may be right-hand thread or left-hand thread. The newer 6-speed transmission use a 2 1/4" nut.
     

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