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Wire Wheel Hubs
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:34:02 PM »
You have given me some real important information aiding me with the original equipment information that I could not find.
Attached are some pics of my project on my '69 B roadster..

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Re: Wire Wheel Hubs
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 06:44:59 PM »
Those hubs are most certainly on the wrong sides!   It’s a good thing the engine didn’t run or you would have taken it out and had one nasty surprise.

“Back in the day” when these cars were used for regular transport, we’d get a call every summer from one of the local tow truck companies looking for a spinner.  The wheel is often easy to find – the spinner all but impossible!  I’d say, “Towing it from the back end, were you?” 

We had a customer who couldn’t keep the spinners on his rear axle (he’d accidentally switched sides) so he drilled a hole through one of the ears and safety wired the spinner to a spoke.  Necessity is the mother of invention.

Good luck with the engine – and get those hubs swapped around!

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