• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Knock Off Tool

TomMull

Luke Skywalker
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Any thoughts on using a "wheel bearing locknut" wrench on the octagonal nuts on my knockoffs if I can find one? As close as I can figure, mine are 2 1/2 inch 8 point nuts. Do they come in different sizes?
So far I've found a 2 9/16 8 point, ATD Tools11205.02-9/16 8 point axle nut socket but still working on the 2 1/2.
While I know these are not for impact use, it would be nice t be able to get the wheels off with the car off the ground.
I did see the thread on using a torque wrench where some of this was discussed, but the locknut wrench was not discussed.
Tom

[h=1]
[/h] .
 

TR3driver

Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Offline
Why not just use the normal knockoff wrench, which is designed for impact use (with a BFH)? It will remove the nuts with the car off the ground. I use a (cheap) brass hammer with mine (HF) to help preserve the wrench, but a steel hammer will do.

Using an impact gun and one of those sockets would probably work (assuming you can find the right size), but I suspect is going to spoil the finish on the knockoffs.
 
OP
TomMull

TomMull

Luke Skywalker
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Thanks, Randall, like this?
https://mossmotors.com/wheel-knockoff-wrench-octagonal-knockoffs
Or the bigger $50 version? I already have a collection of brass and lead hammers.
I can find no size listing, only by vehicle. I am working on my Lotus Elan Plus 2.
I was also thinking of coating the inside of the socket with epoxy to protect the nut a bit. I take it that's not an issue with the hammer tool.
Tom
 
Last edited:

TR3driver

Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Offline
That's the tool I had in mind.

There might be some small marks, but my nearly new knockoffs appeared to be fine even after one of them bound up and we had to work in shifts pounding it off. The steel in the wrench isn't exactly soft, but it does deform some.

I can measure a knockoff tomorrow, if that will help. But AFAIK they are all the same size. The knockoffs come in two different threads, but both threads take the same wrench.
 
OP
TomMull

TomMull

Luke Skywalker
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Thanks Randall. I'll put one of those on my next order and keep it in the car. I'll also try the 2 9/16 socket. Mine measure about 2.53 on my HF calipers. I can' see that the socket, even ahead of an impact wrench, would mar the nut surface more than the tool and hammer, and mine are far from perfect anyway. It would make a mess if it was too loose and spun on the nut and I don't know how flimsy those sockets are. I will post if any news. Measurements probably not necessary. Thanks anyway.
Tom
 

JPSmit

Moderator
Staff member
Silver
Country flag
Offline
I must confess I wondered if this conversation was going in a different direction. Typically in our house I am the knock off tool. I knock paint off the ladder, tools off the bench, mugs off the counter. yup, knock off tool that's me. :jester: :rolleyes:
 
OP
TomMull

TomMull

Luke Skywalker
Silver
Country flag
Offline
In addition to that I lose things. Here's one I'd be afraid to lose:
socket.jpg
I will stick with Randall's suggestion.
Tom
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
RickB NFI - knock off tool $10 Spridgets 2
CJD TR2/3/3A Knock Off Differences Triumph 13
Feathers Knock off wheels for sp250 Other British Cars 6
H General TR Triumph Script Knock-Off Hub Cap Triumph 6
Healey Nut Knock off removal Austin Healey 3
J knock, off tools Jaguar 6
Westfield_XI Help, I need a knock off wrench Spridgets 17
britndablood Needed 1 two eared knock off RH side 12 tpi Austin Healey 3
L New Knock-off Spinners Austin Healey 21
Brosky TR6 Custome TR6 Knock-Off wheels....OK.... Triumph 1
T Looking for used set of Knock off minilites Spridgets 4
kodanja Knock it off? Triumph 13
kodanja Knock off grease? Triumph 14
jaybird I need to bribe someone or knock someone off MG 22
M Knock off's......or..... Fall off's MG 6
John Loftus Knock off lettering Austin Healey 14
W knock off Austin Healey 7
G Lead Head Knock-off Hammer Austin Healey 10
S Knock-Off Hub bearings - Can they be removed? Jaguar 1
S Converting from a knock-off to a 5-bolt hub. Jaguar 1
6 Knock off minilites MG 3
Michael Oritt Safety-wiring knock-offs Austin Healey 24
R Knock Rover / Land Rover 1
S TR2/3/3A What a sad day. There is a knock at the door. Triumph 7
HighAltitudeTR3 TR2/3/3A Valve Knock Question Triumph 28
T For Sale Tr6 Original Wire Wheels with Knock-offs Triumph Classifieds 0
HighAltitudeTR3 TR2/3/3A Knock knock... what's this? Triumph 100
T Thinking of building an adaptor to allow a torque wrench to tighten the knock-ons Austin Healey 32
steveg Has anyone used a knock sensor? Austin Healey 0
B TR2/3/3A Transmission / drive shaft knock ?? Triumph 16
S Knock in Transmission/Gearbox Austin Healey 4
S Eared knock-offs - how tight? Austin Healey 19
CJD TR2/3/3A Coarse Vrs. Fine Knock Offs Triumph 5
P Opinion Wire Wheels Vs. Minilite Style Knock Offs Austin Healey 21
V Panasport Fake Knock Offs Triumph 8
Got_All_4 Wedge Searching for knock offs for TR7 wheels Triumph 2
KVH TR4/4A TR4A IRS Rear Suspension Knock Triumph 3
RJS Wire Wheel Knock Offs - How Tight? Triumph 15
UmmYeahOk Knock Offs - Whats the deal? Triumph 28
P Pinking, Knock, Plinking etc. Triumph 6
R engine knock/ping, retard ignition doesn't help Spridgets 49
DNK KNOCK- KNOCK-KNOCK Triumph 59
MadRiver Octagonal safety knock-offs MG 7
N Starting out in 1st gear knock or clunk Triumph 20
C Wire Knock-offs Triumph 9
beaulieu solid wheel knock-offs , do they exhist ? Restoration & Tools 11
TR4 Wire Wheel Knock Offs???? Triumph 13
EMGEBE TAT TAT TAT TAT TAT [engine knock?] MG 13
R Best price for Minilite Knock-offs? MG 8
X Engine knock MG 5

Similar threads

Top