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Spring hub help #622078
10/16/15 9:12 pm
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Les Binnell Offline OP
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I'm trying to remove the brake plate from a mark 2 spring hub. The wheels been sitting a long time, I imagine, and after removing the parts described in the manual, there is now nothing preventing it coming off, except it is stuck solid to the aluminum hub. If I remember correctly, the plate has about a 1/4" wall that slides over the hub, and I suspect there is some kind of reaction gone on between the steel plate, and the aluminum hub. I've tried some heat, and right now it's soaking in WD40, but I suspect it's not going to work.
Any suggestions?
Les

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Re: Spring hub help [Re: Les Binnell] #622087
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Hi Les:

Does the brake plate thread onto the spring box? No threads are shown in parts book like the Mark 1 pictures.Its been a while since I had one apart . Don't open spring box without longer bolts and spring compressor as in Nicholsons book or the old manuals.

Bob

Re: Spring hub help [Re: Bob Buchanan] #622121
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Hi Bob, no threads, its a mark 2 hub, and it was the mark 1 that threaded on. I know this because of the hours I spent many years ago, trying to remove a mark 1 brake plate by pulling at it. I am not touching the spring box, I heard the horror stories.
Les

Re: Spring hub help [Re: Les Binnell] #622231
10/18/15 6:01 am
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You may just have to be patient and persevere with the heat and WD40
Cheers Mossy


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Re: Spring hub help [Re: Mossy] #622318
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Thanks for all input. Patience and perseverance did win out in the end, aided by brute force and ignorance. The drive side of the axle has flats on it, which I clamped in the big vice I have, placed an extension tube over the brake plate bracing arm, added heat, WD40, and a little persuasion from a large hammer, and it moved. After that, it was just a matter of forcing it back and forwards till it slid off.
Les


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