I am caring for an elderly Model A Town Sedan that
In some cases that can be difficult. We offer a couple of different tools for removing the hub. One is the
A-4235-KO which is the knock off style. You remove the axle nut and thread this tool onto the end of the axle. You hit the end of the tool with a hammer and it breaks the hub free from the axle. This tool works fine if the hub is not stuck or rusted to the axle. The other tool is A-1114-T which is a copy of the KR Wilson rear hub tool. It has two halves that slip around the hub and then a sleeve slides over the two halves to keep them in place. There is a threaded insert in the end of the tool that you crank down against the end of the axle shaft tightly and then hit with a hammer. This is a much better tool, but it is a much more expensive tool. Another tried and proven method is available, but it only works if the car is driveable. You back the nut off slightly that holds the hub in place on the axle. Back it off enough that you can still install the cotter pin or a thin nail so it will not fall off. Drive the car and weave left to right. This will normally cause the hub to break free.