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Re: Spinner Wench ... er Wrenches -Reply

Subject: Re: Spinner Wench ... er Wrenches -Reply
From: (Carol)
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 11:42:50 -0600 (CST)
At 09:53 AM 12/17/96 -0500, CHRIS BALL wrote:


>If worn then the tempation to bang'em on is great,
>but you can ruin new wheels by fitting them to old
>splines, and it's again tempting to do becasue of
>the cost of the new splines (100.00 each)

Now you tell me! We notice the splines on the near rear hub were
worn...Vince noticed the difference and showed it to me. what?
Should we replace the splines on that axle before driving the car? No way am
I going to ruin a $250 wheel!

>Fit the wheels, tap them on, and then try back
>forward and back. If you here a clunk from the
>splines then it's replacement time.

Would you elaborate a bit here, Chris?

>You also have to be careful that the nuts  holding
>the splines on are not too big. My Healey had over
>sized nuts to make up for wear on the stud holes
>(from being run loose) and these nuts interferred
>with the seating of the wheel.

We got thisi part right! The nuts are the proper ones.

Thank you for this very enlightening reply! I hope all the list readers will
benefit from your advice as I have.



"As you approach life's curves, never brake and always leave skid marks!"

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