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bams50
07-05-2007, 06:24 PM
59 lark 6 cyl...

Can't get the hub off the axle- no studs to mount the puller...

Pulled the rear cover, figuring to remove the axle and all... I assumed the spiders would have a pin (they do)... was hoping to remove the pin and find keepers to remove, releasing the axle... thought the center pin would have a keeper bolt (it doesn't)...

I can't see how this comes apart, and my disc manual doesn't open...

How do I remove the axle?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

64V-K7
07-05-2007, 06:33 PM
How about using some 1/2" studs in the lug holes?

Bob Johnstone
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Dick Steinkamp
07-05-2007, 06:34 PM
The 4 bolts that hold the backing plate on also hold the axle on.

Generally you have to have the drum off so you can hold the head of these bolts and take the nuts off. You might get lucky and be able to remove the bolts without holding the nuts (or bolt head depending upon which way they are installed). You'll also have to disconnect the brake line to the wheel cylinder and the emergency brake cable.



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bams50
07-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Groovy- The drum's already off, so that's good news!

I'm goin' back out!

THANKS!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Dick Steinkamp
07-05-2007, 06:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

The 4 bolts that hold the backing plate on also hold the axle on.

Generally you have to have the drum off so you can hold the head of these bolts and take the nuts off. You might get lucky and be able to remove the bolts without holding the nuts (or bolt head depending upon which way they are installed).

"You'll also have to disconnect the brake line to the wheel cylinder and the emergency brake cable."

(EDIT - actually, you won't have to do that...my error)



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

bams50
07-05-2007, 08:03 PM
UPDATE:

Got the axle/backing plate/hub assy. off as one piece...

Drum came off the donor rear end fairly easy; removed backing plate- axle won't budge... put hub/drum back on and attatched slide hammer- won't budge... put outward pressure on hub with porta-power, went back to slide hammer- still won't budge!

Any ideas?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

JDP
07-05-2007, 08:15 PM
I have a axle puller that a member made, but you can do it with a link of chain. Hook one end behind the axle nut, back off with about 3-4 feet of chain. lope the other end around a breaker bar or piece of pipe with a nut and bolt to hold the loop. Jerk hard on the chain a few times and the axle will shoot out and hit you in the nuts. :)

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

bams50
07-05-2007, 08:35 PM
LOL!!! Thanks, but do you mind if I alter your technique a little by turning my thigh toward the axle?

I'm funny like that.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
07-05-2007, 10:20 PM
DONE FOR THE NIGHT.

Got the hub off the original axle; will reuse that with the donor hub/drum and backing plate, and the new shoes, wheel cylinder, and hardware that was on the car.

Thanks again for your help. [^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

John Kirchhoff
07-06-2007, 12:32 PM
Well Bob, since you didn't neuter yourself, I'd consider your endeavor as successfull!

bams50
07-06-2007, 10:03 PM
LAST UPDATE:

Well, she's all back together! I had all the needed parts on a donor frame, that happened to already be in my garage[^] Reused the original axle with the donor backing plate and hub/drum,and the new wheel cylinder that apparently was just put in; along with all new lines and brake hoses. Also has a freshly cleaned and coated gas tank, new gas lines, fuel pump, wires, cap, battery and cables, among other things[8D] JP hit the nail right on the head: A lot of work has been done, but needs a lot more;)

Confidently took off down the road just before dark; runs and shifts just fine!! The black GT JP's got with the Nimesh r2 is a fire-breathing beast; I love that! But I also love the more genteel little cars like this one! My grandmother died in 1977 at age 78 and never drove a car in her life; but if she did, this would be it! I was surprised that it made me picture her behind the wheel, kerchief and shawl on, big black purse tight to her side, peering over the wheel through those cat's-eye glasses...

Yeah, sappy for sure; but that's why, for as long as this car's with me, she'll always keep that sweet little flattie purring along under the hood- whether it fits in on modern roads or not![^][^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1