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Will this hub puller work?

Post by paddy1998 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:56 pm

Getting ready to install the disc brake kit and I need to pull the rear hubs (large drum, wire wheel).

Will this puller work? https://www.amazon.com/TruePower-20-2029-Universal-Hub-Puller/dp/B012P0QV5K/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_263_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=57PZC6VNA3WJ1RMZRP3E


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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by Altair » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm

No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.

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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:38 pm

You need a special puller that was specifically used on wire wheel rear hubs - Snyder's has a Model A puller that might suffice.

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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by paddy1998 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm

Altair wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.

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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by DanTreace » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:48 pm

Purchased this fairly strong steel forged Pitman Arm puller at auto parts store, ground the opening a bit more wider, to fit hub groove, 1 3/4" wide.

Slips right on and gives good pulling power....smack that thick bolt head with a sharp whack of heavy hammer, off comes the hub ;)



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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:14 pm

Here's what the original Ford puller looks like and a well built accessory one.
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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by John.Zibell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 am

paddy1998 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Altair wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx
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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by paddy1998 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:59 pm

John.Zibell wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 am
paddy1998 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Altair wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx
Thanks, but as I understand it that puller is for wood wheels only and I am working with wire wheels.

I ordered the puller listed in my original post (it was only $38.00 or so) and it will be here on Friday.

I'll post some pictures if it works. If not, I'll grind down a pitman arm puller.

Thanks all, this is a great board!

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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by John.Zibell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 pm

paddy1998 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:59 pm
John.Zibell wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 am
paddy1998 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm


Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx
Thanks, but as I understand it that puller is for wood wheels only and I am working with wire wheels.

I ordered the puller listed in my original post (it was only $38.00 or so) and it will be here on Friday.

I'll post some pictures if it works. If not, I'll grind down a pitman arm puller.

Thanks all, this is a great board!

Sorry I overlooked the wire wheel issue. Looking at the one you ordered, it is very similar to one my friend uses to pull his wire wheels. It should work for you.
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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by paddy1998 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:50 pm

Just to wrap things up, the puller I ordered arrived and I greased it up and used it.

I engaged the parking brake, pulled the pin, ran off the wheel nut and fastened the puller to the hub.

Then I released the parking brake and began to torque down the puller. Strangely I was not getting any resistance.

I grabbed the puller with both hands to make sure it was snugged down on the hub and just pulled the hub/drum/puller right off (and nearly smashed my toes!)

So now there's that . . .

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Re: Will this hub puller work?

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:16 pm

It's a pain, but after you put the hub back on, retorque it a couple of times after driving so it is tight. Unlike what you found out when you pulled yours off. Besure to check the keyways. 100-120 fp is good. I start at 90 and turn to next cotter pin hole. If it needs more then the high number to reach a slot for the cotter pin, try a different nut or file a small amount of back of nut keeping it level as you do so.
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