Wheel: what Tightening torque

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#41 Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Post by paydase » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:09 pm

Back to the need of the wheels to be off the ground while knocking the spinners, I am wondering how more easily that would allow the wheel to seat, taking account of the millimetric (at most) lateral displacement of the wheel inside the well when knocking and the available flexibility of the tire to accomodate it.
Or do I miss something?
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#42 Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Post by JerryL770 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:20 pm

My friend David, a long time VCC member and racer warned me of the danger to my car he had seen on many an occasion when someone was removing or fitting a wheel with these spinners, whereby the swung mallet clouts the wing of the car instead of the ear!!

Mindful of this and finding on here the Lionel Knock-off Spinner Removal tool - I bought one - before I had read through this thread :scratchheadyellow:

What a trusting fellow :bigrin: "I'll send the tool, just put the £50 in an envelope and send it back to me 2nd class in the envelope I enclose". Yes, it cost me only 50, but I paid him by PayPal - to be sure he got it. Tool arrived yesterday :smile:

Also, I think he does not make them. There's a manufacturers sticker inside the tool.

I need to look at my spinner fit as I measured them and they are 105/106mm diameter.
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#43 Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Post by tim wood » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:01 pm

A set of claimed originals on eBay just now !
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago when I was young. Sold
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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#44 Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Post by JerryL770 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:03 pm

tim wood wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:01 pm
A set of claimed originals on eBay just now !
Thanks. They do not look to be genuine judging by David's descriptions, principally by the inside markings. The JAGUAR on the outside looks OK though.
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#45 Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Post by Heuer » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:25 pm

Most of the "pre-owned" spinners on eBay are genuine. Most important is to check the 'Jaguar' logo is as per the original. Remove the oil filler cap from your car and have it next to you as you search eBay to cross reference the design of the logo and font.
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