18G152 hub nut spanner

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18G152 hub nut spanner

Postby philthehill » Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:49 pm



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Re: 18G152 hub nut spanner

Postby geoberni » Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:55 am

Certainly interesting, it took me a while of studying the images to work out how it fitted.
I also looked on line and found some other images of the 18G152 and realised there was a Tommy Bar perhaps originally with it.

I know it's an 'original' tool, but at that price they are having a laugh.
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Re: 18G152 hub nut spanner

Postby philthehill » Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:31 am

There was originally a 18 1/2" x 5/8" dia tommy bar with plastic ball ends with the tool. The tommy bar was of a length that with normal pressure on the bar the correct torque for the hub nut was applied.
Personally I do not think that the tool was expensive. It certainly was cheaper and in better condition than the 18G152 hub nut spanner I purchased a while ago but which had the added bonus of the ball ended tommy bar.


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Re: 18G152 hub nut spanner

Postby geoberni » Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:49 am

Yes, I found this site with a detailed description of the tool. I didn't realise it was double ended for 2 types of axle.
http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/tools/18G152.htm

I was referencing the cost because this was a Dealer/Garage tool, so designed with 1,000s of uses in it's intended lifetime.
I feel the Seller is hoping for some nostalgic purchase, rather than a practical one.
As the typical owner is not going to be regularly using it, it seems to me that an alternative spanner would suffice for perhaps that one time it's needed. And they are typically £20-£25 on ebay.
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There was even a post on the forum back in 2017 from GavinL, about making your own.

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