Hi All, I have a Tickford, chassis F3075, as shown in pic taken yesterday: Poor old thing has been up on a lift for over ten years. Brought her down yesterday, and found rear wheels won’t turn. Want to take them off and loosen things up. But I don’t know how to take hubcaps off! Any one out there who can tell me how? Don’t want to start prying and ruin them. Thanks!
So here’s a quick puller. Tighten up nuts on outside end of threaded rods pulls drum out. Seems to work, second shot shows a small gap between drum and backing plate. Still very tight, will work on it today and see how it goes. Note axle nut is loosened some so center of square tubing is pressing on it, and clears wheel studs. Will try to hold drum out with wedges, move puller to horizontal location. Wish me luck!
Thanks Neil, I’ll do that. Haven’t made it to shop yet, gone shopping for off road diesel so me and my Kubota will be ready for the snow this weekend. I’m in east central Vt, so may not see much, but you never know!
Spent some time searching for parts. Long story short, looks like brakes and maybe whole rear axle is same as BN1 A-H on the F Tickfords. Found exact match of springs and brake cylinder on Moss site for Austin Healeys. Found the fluid reservoir for XK140 is a match for one in my Tickford. BN1 exploded drawing below: interestingly, direction of forward rotation is opposite to way brakes are fitted to my Tickford.