I am preparing to install wire wheels on my 27 depot hack. I have sand blasted and painted the rims, installed four new tires and tubes, and am working on the spare rim. While I was waiting for the primer to dry on the rim, an rear drums/hubs, I decided to clean up the front hubs. They have been soaking in a bucket of diesel fuel and gas for more than a month. This has caused the top layer of black paint to peel off, leaving a coat of thin white primer. As I was wire brushing one of the hubs, I discovered first that the inner race was falling out on its own, and that on the hub flange, opposite of each other are two long cracks, covering about half or a bit more of the hub. The mounting flange with the wheel studs is broken loose from the center hub! If it had gone much further while being driven, the whole wheel, with the flange would have separated from the hub/ car, and life would have gotten very interesting!
Have any of you found anything like this before? I hadn't seen anything posted on the subject, so just thought I would ask! I'm now needing another hub if anyone has one they would part with! I'm in Indiana, and will be at the OCF with my antique bikes in a couple of weeks. Bill
Bill, I sent you a pm.
William. Can you provide pictures? Jim Patrick
first attempt at a photo. Not sure if it is small enough, or how to make it smaller on an iPad air2.
I have had no luck trying to downsize the photos, but I did post one on the club Facebook page as a guest, if you can find it. Bill
I have some hubs that are completely sandblasted, inspected, primed, paint, with new races installed. They are $300.00 a set plus shipping. To you in Indiana would be about $30.00.
All the Best,
Hank in Tin-A-See
Cracked flanges on front wire wheel hubs are VERY common.
Henry, Thank you for the offer, but Keith responded earlier, and has what I needed! I really appreciate the offer! Hopefully I will be able to get the wire wheels installed without more problems! I do need to pull the rearend apart to replace the thrust washers. My late father put together this T, finishing the major work when he was 90! We started with a free running gear with what appears to be a newly rebuilt engine. I found all the sheet metal, and got all the body work done, and we added a Pleasantville manufacturing hack body. Bill
I am in the need of one front hub.