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Re: Wire Wheels help

To: "Frank W Phillips JR" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Wire Wheels help
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 08:07:42 -0000
The usual way with steering wheels is to slacken the nut a couple of turns
*but make sure it still has plenty of threads engaged*, brace your knees
behind the rim so that they are applying pressure to the rim in an off-ward
direction, then hit the end of the steering shaft with a medium hammer.  You
may like to rest another hammer on the shaft and hit that if your aim isn't
too good, and wear eye protection.

The way I get reluctant brake drums off is to lever them forward then tap
the hub.  The inward shock on the hub plus the inertia of the drum seems to
do the trick.  You could try something like that while bracing the back of
the wheel to the cross-member or something.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Frank W Phillips JR <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 5:17 PM
Subject: Wire Wheels help

> Greetings! It has been about a year since my last post to the list. A
> new baby and new house later and I'm back working on my poor old B.
> My 69B is a major project that is costly fun.
> My question... This car has not moved on its own power in around 10
> years and the front wire wheels are stuck on the hubs. What method
> can I use to attempt to free the wheels from the hubs?
> Also, what's the best way to remove the steering wheel?
> Thanks in advance.
> Frank Phillips,
> University of Florida
> phone: 352-392-3900 fax: 352-392-7428

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