Front hub bolts

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Front hub bolts
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Mazza on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:50 am:

should front hub bolts for wood wheels be peened like the rear hub bolts?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:58 am:

Yes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Mazza on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 09:10 am:

Thank you mike, will do before paint of course!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 09:33 am:

I like the idea to reverse the hub bolts in the rear hub so the nuts can be accessible on the outside for a periodical check of their tightness.. Wood "lives" more than metal.
Front wheels are easier to check after some driving on newly assembled wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Mazza on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:06 am:

The hub bolts are square carriage bolts that index into the outer hub flange to prevent turning so they can be tightened, if turned around, how can they be tightened?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:32 am:

Sorry, that idea implicates some modification like filing the holes square in the inner flange. Nothing needed really, just another way to do it :-)

I've seen others recommendations to wrench the nuts tight, then leave the wheels for some days & try tighten the nuts again (just not too tight if you have original screws, they tend to break easily)

When they won't tighten anymore after left some more days, then it's time to peen the ends of the screws.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:52 am:

I use blue Loktite and then "stake" rather than peen over the end of the bolt near the nut in several spots.


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