26-27 hubcap installation

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: 26-27 hubcap installation
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Reed on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 06:39 am:

Can anyone tell me the secret of installing 26-27 hubcaps and get them tight? The last set I installed rattled and finally I added silicone with the hubcap pressed tight and allowed to dry. This worked but there must be a more correct way Thanks in advance.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 07:21 am:

I only bend over a few of the tabs, then I put rubber o-rings around the outside of the cap where it meets the wheel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 09:16 am:

The tabs are what hold the hubcap firmly in place.
You can carefully bend the tabs outward just a little and use some lite grease or oil to "lube" the tabs.
This can help the hubcap to be pressed in for a good fit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 10:40 am:

You don't need to bend over all the tabs, 4 spread out around the cap should do. The O ring or after you get the caps installed, 3 or 4 dabs of silicon on the inside should hold them in place. Dabs of silicon work good holding the amp meter in place to.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 12:48 am:

Yeah, don't use more than four tabs. If you keep the car long enough; and take the hubcaps off, enough; you'll appreciate the fact that you have more tabs left to bend, when the first ones that you were bending. break off from metal fatigue.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Reed on Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 08:01 am:

Thanks everyone!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John C Codman on Friday, December 09, 2016 - 12:13 am:

I just check them prior to each drive.


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