Jeff,I'm getting ready to disassemble the rear hubs to clean, grease and perform a general inspection prior to a track day I have planned & have a few questions,
1.) Is there a way to tell which stub axles this car has? Twisted or straight?
2.) Anyone happen to know what size the nut (bolt?) is inside the hub is?
This is chassis 2109 so I assume it's probably got the straight splines but I'd like to know for sure if possible before hand.
Jeff,Thank you for the information Dave! 36mm - now I won't have to buy a hand full of sockets trying to find the correct size!
I've got a pretty complete assortment of pullers & a shop press, is the puller a custom unit for these hubs?
And the adjusting nut for the bearings - is this the same as the front? I used a couple of allen wrenches to provide the leverage needed to make the adjustment on the front & it worked well.
The puller and 'pusher' are custom. There are actually 2 pushers as a large nut screws over the 'outer' axle (R&L handed). A threaded rod pushes the inner stub axle in to remove it. The puller one threads onto the inner stub axle and pulls it thru the outer axle for replacement. Olthoff was going to have some of these made for sale, but I don't think they are available yet. They could be fabricated, but you would have to machine the threaded bits or buy 2 wheel nuts and the inner stub nut. The bearing adjuster nut is the same as the front, but harder to reach inside the hub.
Kirby,Yessir! They are definitely available from Olthoff. I have had a set now for probably a year or so.
I had an issue where you could 'lose' the end piece down in the hub. Dennis said he'd fix that on the later versions. Dunno if that's been finished though...
I had clunking as well... checked wheel bearings, etc., but no difference.I get some clunking from the left rear on hard right turns, I have checked the bearings and they fee tight with no "play", does anyone have any thoughts?
Darn... didn't read closely enough. Thought the question was about the front.Kirby,
Lower ball joint on rear; do you mean front (he had clunking from the rear) and if you do mean front did you tighten the large nut inside the upright or the "nut cap" on bottom...Also did you check for grease?
OK, I went outside in dark and stormy night, opened up my trailer (where the tools were still located since coming back from Road America) and took a picture.I'm still hoping for a couple of pictures of these tools. I'm about to register the car and pay the sales tax so there will not be any money for new tools. I guess I could figure it out myself but I hate inventing the wheel when it already done. Pretty Please!! Pictures!!!