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woodruff key replacement

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Gitsmart, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Gitsmart

    Gitsmart Donation Time

    maybe later today or tomorrow I'll be replacing the woodruff keys with the hardened keys I got from Jim. what is the procedure for this, any tips or tricks.

  2. Gitsmart

    Gitsmart Donation Time

    found the information, looks like I'll be searching for a heavy duty hub puller :)
  3. serIIalpine

    serIIalpine Donation Time

    Get the kind with the dog bone.

    You'll know when you see it.

    Good luck.

  4. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    Totally agree. This is the sort you want (found on eBay here*):


    * I have no relation to seller. Caveat Emptor.
  5. harryholbay

    harryholbay Donation Time

    Woodruff keys

    Hi Guys,
    Sorry to bust in,,
    How do I get in touch with Jim? and will he post hardened woodruff keys to the UK?
    Thanks, Mick.
  6. V6 JOSE

    V6 JOSE Donation Time

    Hi Mick,

    I don´t think you have to import them, since they are a standard size key, used in industrial applications, like tractors and such.


  7. Gitsmart

    Gitsmart Donation Time

    well it wasn't easy but they're off!

    the right side took most of the day, tightening the puller and giving it a couple of wacks with a short 4lb sledge, tip of the day! leave the nut on the shaft! could have been a disaster, 1/2 way through the ordeal I'm thinking this puller is on there pretty tight, if it flies off it's going right to the 1/4 panel of my 67 mustang, so I grabbed the fold up engine hoist and put it between the alpine and the mustang, six hours later I give the puller a half turn and wack it hard with the hammer, the puller and the hub went flying like a rocket into the engine hoist and made the sound of a church bell! the left side took 15 minutes. Now if I had left the nut on the shafts my threads wouldn't be mushroom'd. LEAVE THE NUTS ON THE SHAFT :)

    I'm hoping I can get the shafts straightened out tomorrow at a machine shop, the bearings look and feel good. all the bolts were loose on the ring gear, so I replaced them one by one with lock tight and a lock washer.

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