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I need to pull two rear wheels from a 1924 studebaker rear axle. The size of the threaded portion on the rear wheel is 3-1/8"and what appears to be 16 threads per inch. Does any body have an adapter to pull these wheels that I can rent or borrow. I do have a multi jawed three legged puller. I am in west central Florida and the local machinist wants two arms and a leg to make a puller adapter. One that I will only need to pull two wheels. Any hints or ideas will be most welcome.

Sandy Sanders

Hudson Florida

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Here is a trick that I was taught more than 50 yrs. ago, worked fine every time. Pull the cotter pin, back off the nut even with the end of the axle, place a piece of aluminum against the end of the axle and hit it a good shot with a heavy hammer. Good Luck. WALT <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif" alt="" />

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I like the idea to whack on the axle after loosening the cotter and nut, BUT I would also loosen the opposite axle nut also. I don't know if 1924 rearends have floating axles or not? If they do, then you want the axle you are striking to move a little, even 60 thousanths should be enough the free the hub. If the side opposite can't move, seems that you are whaling away against a hard object.

Stude8

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Better than pounding on the axle which can damage the thrust bearings in the rear end-leave the axle nut backed off until there is a gap behind it, put in the cotter pin, go for a ride. Not a guarantee but often works. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif" alt="" />

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