Hubcap question

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Hubcap question
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Hagerty on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 02:57 pm:

Seeing hubcaps that have been chewed up, cracked or threads wrecked etc, I have often wondered just how tight they really need to be. I would think with the fine pitch thread and light coating of grease, hand tight with maybe a slight 'snug' with the wrench would be plenty?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 03:08 pm:

I think the damage is less from twisting them and more from hitting them against garage doors etc.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Hagerty on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 03:26 pm:

Mark,
That is quite true, to be sure. My thoughts were of ones that look as though they had a 6 foot pipe wrench used on them. I would think most trouble would result from no lube on the threads and corroding. More likely on the rear hubs?


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