Rear wheels FIA

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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Wild Card 09 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:51 pm

Thanks Peter, I can handle those sort of game rules.

So you are saying the only thing that has overtaken YOU .....is your offside front wheel :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Roger King » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:58 pm

Wild Card 09 wrote:Peter,
I just checked an MG workshop manual in order to confirm my previous statement....and discovered that I was 100% wrong! The right hand thread should be on the right hand side of the car! This means that under harsh braking, the nut will tighten onto the thread (as the nut tries to continue to spin, when the axle speed is slowed by the braking force). You were obviously not braking enough :D :wink:
Yes. Nobody ever seems to understand that no car can accelerate hard enough to do serious damage - it's the stopping that can kill or cause serious damage. Spinners are one instance - but my favourite, which is got wrong 99.9% of the time, is boot luggage racks.
They are always mounted with the restraining bar at the back, as if to stop luggage falling off when you accelerate.
If you do a serious emergency stop, or even hit something and stop very suddenly indeed, the cases on your bootrack will shoot forward and hit your head. Decapitation has been known - seriously.
The bar goes at the front!!!!!

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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Wild Card 09 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:44 pm

I´ve never thought of that one before, but you do have a very good point, now you mention it!
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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Colin Newbold » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:13 pm

Avon CRZ's, if I'm not mistaken Karl? You'll like those! Be interested to see how many miles you get out of them.

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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Roger King » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:13 pm

OCD wrote:Avon CRZ's, if I'm not mistaken Karl? You'll like those! Be interested to see how many miles you get out of them.

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Most people get an astonishingly high mileage out of bootracks. Didn't know Avon made one, though.

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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Wild Card 09 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:09 am

Wild Card 09 wrote:Peter,
I just checked an MG workshop manual in order to confirm my previous statement....and discovered that I was 100% wrong! The right hand thread should be on the right hand side of the car! This means that under harsh braking, the nut will tighten onto the thread (as the nut tries to continue to spin, when the axle speed is slowed by the braking force). You were obviously not braking enough :D :wink:
My gran useds to say "what can´t speak can´t lie" but this is causing me to severely doubt what I´ve read.
Upon opening the mail from Gerry about the spinner tightening tool, and looking at the pictures - Inoticed the text written on it saying "right hand side -undo"...pointing to the right! This ties up with my first statement, and contradicts what is stated in the MG Manual that I have in front of me.
It also means that the wheel spinners will be tightened under acceleration....and loosened under braking.

This still seams to defy logic. On the other hand the "tradition" started long before disc brakes, brake servos and modern tyres. Braking forces were way lower back then. Big horsepower (and especially torque) has been around alot longer.
Makes you think.......
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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Karl » Sat May 17, 2008 8:31 pm

After working nearly four weeks in the US I finally had the time today to mount my machined rear wheels today. I have taken 20 mm off, which was not too difficult with this wheel design . I think result is SVA acceptable.
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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Roger King » Sun May 18, 2008 11:03 pm

Top of the spinner always moves forwards to undo, backwards to do up.

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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by Karl » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:43 pm

Now wheels are ready, but still can`t fly! Has to wait until I`m back from China.
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Re: Rear wheels FIA

Post by kaiserbilly1 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:13 am

It's looking very good Karl, bring more photos to Silverstone for us to have a look at :wink:

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