KNOCK OFF SPINNER TOOL for MGs and other British Cars
Instruction & Benefits for two eared wire wheeled cars
Tired of damaging spinners, bent spokes, & hitting the car body?
There had to be a better way than beating the spinner with a hammer and not knowing a torque setting.
Short History: For some time now, I’ve not been able to make my original two eared tools. My machinist lost his home and shop and all of our equipment during the 2017 CA. fires. Everything was destroyed and it would have been too costly to rebuild and continue making any more of my tools. I tried several other versions, but fell short, until now.
My Final version: After having many starts and re-starts to replace my original two eared tools, the final tool is now in production. There will be no need to beat your spinners to death with a hammer anymore. I used a solid block of aluminum using CNC technology to create a one-piece tool with no moving parts. The tool’s design has a leather lined bridge. You simply hang the tool on the spinner’s ear that faces upward, push the tool flat on the other ear and turn. Attach my, included, socket to the hex shaft of the tool, then use your breaker bar or a torque wrench and apply force to tighten or loosen the spinner. Yes, it’s that easy and simple!
42MM TOOL KITS CONTAINS:
An aluminum tool, that is leather wrapped to protect all metal to metal contact, a colored plastic insert to protect the face of the spinner, a 1 1/4″ CM-MO high impact socket.
The tool is engraved with directional UNDO arrows for correct use.
A leather wrapped tool, protecting all metal to metal contact, a plastic colored insert to protect the face of the spinner, a 1 1/4 inch impact socket with a 1/2” drive, to be abled to attach your breaker bar to UNDO and your torque wrench to tighten, a wheel chock to block the tire from spinning on the floor, and an embossed black storage bag to keep the Tool kit organized in the car. UNDO right and left directional arrows are engraved on the tool.
Part # 742 Price $283.00 plus $17 shipping
The total cost of $300, is delivered anywhere in the USA.
I used CNC milling technology to create a tool that eliminates the need to use a hammer. The tool has a bridge you simply hang the tool on the spinner’s ear that faces upward, push the tool flat on the other ear and turn to the torque settings. The bridge keeps the tool from falling off while in use.
The two ear angles shapes are different for the left and right sided spinners. My tool has both ear angles milled into the side walls of the tool, making the tool work for both R&L spinners. This tool snugly fits and will not twist off under torque.
Torque Settings:In my Lotus Elan’s printed manuals, it posts a torque setting of 200 to 220 lb/ft. It is the only, and I mean the only printed torque settings I’ve been able to find. Some say it should be higher, others say, any higher would make it harder to remove. Over tightening could also damage the threads.
A local shop owner who has always tighten his spinners with three good whacks with a lead hammer does it. We tested his “3 good whacks method”, and he hit within 3 to 4 pounds of 210 each time. He said that the added extension bar’s leverage, caused the wheel to spin on the floor.
The standard accepted removal method, by all vehicle and wheel manufacturers, is to use a lead hammer. Loosen the spinner while the car is still on the ground to keep the wheel from spinning, Jack the car up, remove the spinner and the wheel. Then replace the wheel and finger tight the spinner, let the jack back down, and tighten with a hammer. Others have said to get a perfectly seated spinner to the wheel, you need to roll the car a short distance and re-tighten with a hammer
Chocking your wheels: For a much easier method, use my wheel chock by jacking the car up just enough so the wheel just turns, place the chock on one side of the tire to loosen and then 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.
Always push down on the breaker bar, rather than pull or pushing on the bar to really know how much force has been applied.
FIRST, follow the UNDO direction on the spinners UNDO right, turn clockwise towards the front of the car UNDO left, turn counter clockwise towards the front of the car To TIGHTEN both sides, turn towards the rear of the car
Sizing your spinners:
Questions on what size to order. MM is not a millimeter measurement. If you measure the diameter across the spinner’s base, not the ears, it is about 3 1/2” for the 42mm size, and about 4” on a 52mm on a Jaguar spinner.
Storage for a Knock Off Spinner Tool Kits:
Included in all two eared Tool Kits is a black embossed storage bag, that will keep your Kit from tumbling around on a brisk drive.
Keep your spinners looking new!
Your spinners don’t have to look like this.
Not all spinners are made the same, depending on who manufactured them. Some have thicker side walls, higher domes, and the ear angles are slightly different. My tool’s design will fit all of the different shapes perfectly.