Removing the Nut on a Spridget Rear Axle

The large thin nut on the Spridget rear axle is tough to remove and to replace with enough torque.

The socket I had has a beveled edge which easily slips off the thin nut.


I bought a 1 7/8″ socket for a nominal price at a local thrift store. I chucked it in the lathe and removed the beveled portion of the opening of the socket.

The modified socket is much easier to use with a long pull bar or torque wrench. It does not slip off.

I did the same for a 1 5/16″ socket to remove and tighten the camshaft nut, also a very slender one.

If you don’t have a lathe it is a 5 minute job at a machine shop.


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