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I have one lug nut on the left rear of my '71 spider. I know it come off clockwise. The previous owner used three different type of lug nuts. This one is like others that came off, but I am exhausted mentally and physically from trying to remove it. Any suggestions would help. Thanks.

It was a lug that someone put on as a substitute. It was the wrong spin. I about busted a nut trying to turn it the correct way.
 

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It's possible (I guess) that someone previously broke a stud and replaced it with a RH threaded one. If you hadn't already taken the other 3 off with clockwise rotation I'd say that you might not have the original rear end. Otherwise, you might try a propane torch - provided the alloys aren't magnesium. I don't guess you have an air impact wrench do you?

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Bill has the right idea. Put 'em all back on and go to a tire shop and get them to loosen the stuck one with their impact wrench. A little never seize and the correct torque on reassembly.
 

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Thanks guys, it was a stud that was substituted. I about busted a nut trying to take it off. When all failed, I went the other way. I emailed the guy I bought it from and he said he forgot to tell me. Thanks for our comments. I appreciate it.
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If I'd noticed you were posting from Arkansas (I'm in Booneville, SE of Ft Smith), I'd have guessed correctly! Was the PO an Arky? That would explain it.
 

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Thanks guys, it was a stud that was substituted.
Wow. Someone that's even cheaper than me. I think you have to pull the axle to replace a rear stud. They're what, $3 each? Why would you just do one? Unless it was a tire shop that the PO was using. Sometimes those guys aren't exactly brainy.

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No, he was from FL, a Puerto Rican to boot. Now he tells , ---------OH, by the way, I used silicone adhesive on the valve cover gasket to stop an oil leak. You might want to change it out. -------I can believe the car is in as good of shape that it is. Nice project.If you are ever up this way, go to www.riverridgeinn.com and contact me.

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I broke a rear stud on off my Spider it was on the rear drivers side. To replace it I had to take the calipers and the parking brake hub off on that wheel and I was able to fish in a new stud through a slot in the parking brake rear plate.
 
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