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Aurora, OH, USA   USA
Well the snow might end so I am thinking of the days of putting my car on the road again. Rear hub has a moss motors lock washer that is different from the old beat one I took off. Pic attached. What do I do with this put the tab in. The hub hole? How does that hold the nut?

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
You bend an edge of the washer up to one side of the nut.



Gary

Hammer: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive car parts not far from the object we are trying to hit.

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Aurora, OH, USA   USA
The tab is on the inside of the washer it would just spin with the nut and how do I get it on the hub it is too small with that tab sticking out inside. And which way does it go anyway convex or concave towards the bearkng

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Blueosprey90 Jeff Sienkiewicz
New Milford, CT, USA   USA
The tab in the center of the lock washer fits into a hole in the axle. then when you tighten the nut, you pull up one or more portions of the lock washer vertically along the flats of the axle nut.

You need to tighten that axle nut to about 180 ft lbs of torque - or as much as you absolutely can. You need an oddball sized socket, maybe 1 61/64" but I'm not exactly sure. The axle nuts are both right and left hand threaded, depending on side if I recall correctly so be careful and don't bugger the threads.

Google "MGA rear axle nut socket" and you will find several threads on these boards.

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Blueosprey90 Jeff Sienkiewicz
New Milford, CT, USA   USA
see pictures in post 1 for lock washer install.

https://www.mgexp.com/forum/mga-forum.2/rear-hubs-and-bearings.2982972/

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, OH, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Jeff,

If you happen to be out my way. Stop on by.


John

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Blueosprey90 Jeff Sienkiewicz
New Milford, CT, USA   USA
Thanks for the invite.

Still eyeballing the Put In Bay Reunion, but I think my niece is getting married that weekend. But she's tough (like John McLaughlin from The McLaughlin Report), so it's still too early to tell if the relationship can withstand her personality.

If you recall, John McLaughlin allowed everybody to express their (flawed) opinions, then he ended the show by telling us in no uncertain terms what we were supposed to think. smiling smiley

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
Thanks John but I'll be doing my hair that year.



Gary

Hammer: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive car parts not far from the object we are trying to hit.

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, OH, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Guys,

My door is open to all (even Wyatt) except one. That one was one mistake that will never happen again.


John


Gary,


With on top shouldn't take long at all.devil smiley

John

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jeffersonclark Jeffrey Clark
Aurora, OH, USA   USA
Where can I get the 1 60/64” socket to torque the nut back on? I used a pipe wrench to get it off. Hate to spend $50 for the socket though.

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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Moss has them. https://mossmotors.com/mga/car-care-garage-tools/socket-rear-hub-nut

Or, if there is an MG club in your vicinity they might have tools to loan.

Failing that, if you're willing to pay postage there & back, you can borrow mine. My guess is about $10 each way in a flat weight USPS box.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, OH, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
The part number W-1269 lead to O'Reilly Auto Parts for $9.99. You may want to weld a extra amout of square stock to it? Gary Edwards gave me the lead on this one.


John

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