BENEFITS & INSTRUCTIONS for Carrol Shelby Halibrand type spinners.(NEW)
BENEFITS & INSTRUCTIONS for Carrol Shelby Halibrand type spinners.
Are you tired of trying to remove spinners in deep set wheels with a hammer?
There is a better way to UNDO spinners without using a hammer.
KIT. YOU WILL ONLY NEED A BREAKER BAR OR A TORQUE WRENCH.
The Cobra and GT40 tool come as an Aluminum CNC milled tool, smooth finished, wrapped in black leather to protect any metal to metal contact, a six point, CR-MO 46 mm impact socket, a wheel chock to keep the wheel from spinning on the floor, and a tool storage bag. The tool is engraved with UNDO right and left directional arrows.
The normal recommended way to remove a wheel is to use a lead hammer to loosen the spinner while the car is still on the floor. Jack the car up, remove the spinner and wheel, replace the wheel then figure tight the spinner, let the weight of the car back down and use a lead hammer to tighten. Jaguar guys say NO, you need to roll the car a short distance and re-tighten with a hammer for a well seated spinner to the wheel.
The benefits of the wheel chock is to simply jack the car up just so the tire just turns, place the chock on one side of the tire to loosen and move the chock to the other side of the tire to tighten, then let the jack down for a perfectly seated spinner to the wheel. It is that simple.
The tool has a 2 inch depth to handle those extra long hubs that protrude more than a normal threaded hub. The tool's height is taller and with the taller impact socket the tool can reach into the deepest wheels. Where a hammer will have a hard time getting a good swing to loosen those tight spinner.
Problems of dealing with over tightened spinners when using a hammer
THREE EARED REMOVAL TOOL KITS
Are you tired of trying to remove over tighten or seized spinners with a Hammer?
The biggest complaint I get, was removing over tightened or seized spinners. Some have used up to 1,000 pounds of force to break them free. With a hammer, it places all the force onto only one eat at a time, weakening the ears metal and has broke ear off. Let alone trying get a good hammer swing in thise deep wheels. My three eared tool applies equal gripping force to all three ears evenly. With the tool's deep design and a tall high impact socket it can reach into the deepest wheels.
The knock off tool kit contains:
A CNC designed aluminum, leather wrapped tool that protects the spinner from any metal-to-metal contact, the tool has a 46mm Hex shaft, that was tested to over 1,200 ft/lbs of force. a 46mm high impact socket, a wheel chock to stop the wheel from sliding on the floor, a black storage bag to keep the kit with the car.
The only printed torque settings I've found was in a Lotus Elan manual showing 200 to 220 ft/lbs. The threaded Hub size is about the same as the Cobra Hubs.
Before you use the tool the first time, read the following suggestions.
If you have recently used your standard hammer swing and used anti-seize, make a mark on the wheel and spinner. Use the tool to remove the spinner, then use a torque wrench to the above settings and see how close the marks line up. It is OK to torque up to 300 to line up to your normal hammer swing.
If your spinners are seized,
Make a mark on the wheel and spinner, use the tool to loosen the spinner. Then re-tighten using your standard hammer swing, re-mark the wheel and spinner again. Now use the tool to loosen the spinner, then use a torque wrench to the torque settings and see how close the new marks line up. Again, it is OK to use a higher torque setting.
Facts and suggestions on how and what to use with seized spinners.
My standard Cobra GT40 tool kit, Part #900 uses a 46mm impact socket with a 1⁄2 square drive. The standard ANSI internal head type with a 1⁄2" drive on a breaker bar is limited to about 350 ft/lbs. Any higher torque needed to remove over tighten or seized spinners, using a 1⁄2" drive internal breaker bar will twist off and fail.
To be able to handle higher tightened or seized spinners, I suggest using an external type head breaker bar that can handle a little higher torque.
Are you tired of trying to remove over tighten or seized spinners with a hammer?
For those who need a better way to remove higher UNDO spinners, I'm offering an optional kit that uses a 46mm impact socket in the Kit, that has a 3⁄4" square drive as a solution to handle those stubborn spinners. Part #900A. A longer 40❞ bar is better for leverage.
Here is a picture of a wheel that an ear has been broken off trying to remove a seized spinner with a hammer. It also shows where some manufactured Hub, extends much more than the standard 1/2' past a fully tightened spinner. It will also shows a severe method of trying to remove a seized spinner. Pictures are from Cobra Valley that have an excellent anti-seize.
A new larger wheel chock is now included in all knock off tool kits.
How to change a tire using a wheel chock
A shop owner who has always used a lead hammer, says three good whacks dose it. We tested his three good whacks methods using our tool with a breaker bar. He hit between 3 to 4 pounds of 210 each time. He did say that with the added leverage of using the breaker bar, it caused the wheel to spin on the floor. He suggested using a block of wood to stop the wheel from spinning.
The standard accepted tire removal method is to loosen the spinner with your hammer while the car is still on the ground, jack the car up and remove the spinner and wheel. Then replace the wheel and finger tight the spinner, let the jack back down and use a hammer to tighten for a fully seated spinner to the wheel.
With a wheel chock you simply jack the car up just enough, so the wheel just turns, place the chock on one side of the tire to UNDO and move the chock to the other side of the tire to tighten. It is a much easier method to get a fully seated spinner to the wheel without using a hammer.
Some have said that driving the car, the spinners will self-tighten, which is true if you don't get on the brakes before the spinner had fully tightened.
Here are some cars that use Carrol Shelby Halibrand type spinners.
Our tools are designed to fit 97% of the standard Halibrand ear angled spinners.