[Healeys] Wheel Spinners

Derek Job derek.c.job at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 14:22:29 MDT 2017

They are supposed to be tight. Have you greased the hubs properly before
tightening? If they have been on for a while it will take quite a lot of
effort to get them off. That is good!


On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Roger Grace <roggrace at telus.net> wrote:

> Yes that is what I do, and meant by a few light taps compared to the 8-10
> slogs needed to loosen them.
> *From:* Roland Wilhelmy
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:50 PM
> *To:* Roger Grace
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] Wheel Spinners
> Short answer: No.
> How did you come to think that a couple of light taps were all that was
> needed to hold your wheel secure?
> Hit them with your mallet until they stop turning.
> But before that, make sure that you have lifted the wheel‎ up and into
> full engagement with the hub before lowering the wheel enough to keep it
> from turning when you hit the knock off. Turn the knock off as far as you
> can by hand rocking the wheel in a couple of directions while trying to
> turn the knock off.  Only then put a load on the wheel.
> It is time to worry when your knockoffs Loosen.
> Your car is just trying to keep you alive, Roger
> -Roland
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
> *From: *Roger Grace
> *Sent: *Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:05 PM
> *To: *Healey List
> *Reply To: *Roger Grace
> *Subject: *[Healeys] Wheel Spinners
> On my BJ8 with new MWS 72 spoke WW and hubs I find that the wheels are
> over tightening themselves particularly the front.
> Have read the Rudge Whitworth self tightening info. but still not happy.
> When I fit the wheels I tighten by hand then do a light couple of taps
> with my lead mallet.
> After but a few miles I find that I have to really slog the spinners just
> to get them to move - the ol’ girl shakes all over.
> It really is excessive and fear one day wont be able to get them to move
> at all – particularly on roadside.
> What gives ?
> Anyone else encountered this issue ?
> rg
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