I bought 4 26-27 wire wheel hub caps from Mac's, that do not fit right. They snap in, then are loose and slop around. Anyone have the same problem?
You should have bought them from Bobs. His are made using the original dies.
A little more help might be to comment that Model A hub caps require "crimping" from the back side after installing. There is a tool to do this - I've seen it advertised, but don't remember where. Sometimes you can do this with a long screw driver or as many A owners do, put some silicone or even Jb weld from the back side.
Bend over every third tab from the backside, then snap a black rubber o-ring around the outside.
Bingo - Ed !
I will try a thin o ring to hold it out a little on the tabs.
Thanks for you input
Don't over-do the tab bending, about 5 is all you need to hold it on--that saves the others for "next time." I set the hubcap on a pad on the floor then the wheel weight holds it in place while I bend the tabs with my "special tool" (an old long, large screwdriver!). If you want to be fancy, find a long punch and use it instead!
Like to wrap old time friction tape around the tabs, up close to the inner edge of the cap.
The tape acts as a gap filler and then as David posted, whack only ever other tab to secure with a long bladed screwdriver!
Just received some from Lang's. I simply did just like David D said and they were tight as they needed to be.
I went to Mac's because Lang's were out.
I did mine like Frank Kelly. Rolled over on a thick piece of cardboard and pushed the fingers out with a long screw drive. Followed by a few light taps on the screw driver.