[Healeys] Wheel Spinners

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Aug 10 10:32:12 MDT 2017

Side note:  When you get new wires, apply some silicone RTV--I prefer 
clear for this application--on the inside of the hubs on the 'heads' (if 
they were nails) of the spokes.  Otherwise, whichever grease you put on 
the splines and threads of the hubs will ooze out and make a mess.

On 8/10/2017 2:14 AM, Derek Job wrote:
> I agree with Bob about the grease.
> Don't beat the hell out of them to tighten them, they will tighten 
> themselves. Just give them a few good blows until its obvious they 
> aren't going any further. The wheel should be off the ground otherwise 
> all the force is directed into the spokes and risks damaging them.
> Try heating the spinners if you can't get them off. Worked for me.
> Derek
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 6:23 AM, John Spaur <jmsdarch at sbcglobal.net 
> <mailto:jmsdarch at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>     They are designed to tighten when while you drive. You can rectify
>     this by switching the left side and right side knock-offs. By
>     doing so, they will loosen as you drive until the wheel falls off. J
>     I am in the process repacking the wheel bearings, checking the
>     brakes and rotating the tires. It took me two hours to loosen the
>     two eared knock-offs. One hour and fifteen minutes for the first
>     one and 15 minutes each for the next three after figuring out a
>     better process.
>     I had not loosened them for 6,000 miles since I completed the
>     restoration. Perhaps they need to be loosened on a scheduled basis
>     or there is some other trick some lister might share.
>     John
>     ’62 BT7
>     *From:*Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net
>     <mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net>] *On Behalf Of *Roger Grace
>     *Sent:* Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6:05 PM
>     *To:* Healey List <healeys at autox.team.net
>     <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>>
>     *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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