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    Anybody know a trick for removing the vibration damoer hub fron the crankshaft of a 232 V-8?? I've got the puller on it but can't get it to budge. Thanks.

  • #2
    Normally they come off slicker than snot. I would need a pic. of where you are at in the process.

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    • #3
      Joe,

      Are you using an impact wrench on the puller? That's how I got the vibration damper off our 232 V8 when I needed to replace the rubber insulators and install longer bolts for an extra pulley.

      Kindest regards,

      Alan Mende
      Hummelstown, PA

      I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.
      Kindest regards,

      Alan Mende
      Grantville, PA

      I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

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      • #4
        First, get all the pulleys and the steel disc out of the way- leaving only the hub and the bolts.
        Be sure to PROTECT the end of the crankshaft by using a hardened steel disc made for pullers. Most have a "tit" on one side to assure they center in the hole in the crank. Especially with a puller that has a built-in tapered end.
        NEVER push directly on the end of the crank.
        Always use a puller designed for (3) pulling points. (2)- just won't do it!

        I don't like using an impact for removal. I have had some very tight hubs, that required my 3/4" drive breaker bar. This usually requires blocking the flywheel/torque converter with a large screwdriver/prybar... accessed by removing the starter.

        You can use heat on the hub, from the outside. Heat only the flange (where the bolts go through)- the heat will transfer to the hub's sleeve in just a few minutes. It doesn't take much.. so you shouldn't damage to the seal.

        Ray


        Specializing in Studebaker Restoration
        Ray

        www.raylinrestoration.com
        Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

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        • #5
          Problem solved. I bought a better bolt type puller and used a longer socket handle......there was a fair amount of rust at the outer edge of the hub.

          Thanks guys.

          Joe

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          • #6
            There is a special puller made JUST FOR these hubs. I believe they've been reproduced by some vendor of late. I think I bought one.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1963 Cruiser
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President two door

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