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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:19 pm

Just thought of this,if you are one who constantly worries if their nuts are tight,just a datum line in permanent marker on the nuts in line with the valve,,,simples,,,not foolproof though,next time you check it could have loosened off by 360 degrees..and for those perfectionists ,it just polishes off with Solvol Autosol..

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:07 pm

John, most good ideas are simple. This is a good idea, and i will use it on my S4

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PostPost by: The Cyclist » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:16 am

Brilliant! :D

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:45 am

I have seen this on racing Elans. Good idea!
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:55 am

....a small blob of Tippex for those of use with black wheels

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PostPost by: baggy » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:56 am

A good idea demonstrated on the shiniest wheel I've ever seen :o
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:11 pm

...stainless wheeltrims...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:12 pm

[quote="richardcox_lotus"]....a small blob of Tippex for those of use with black wheels

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Richard....why?

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:04 pm

Serves me right for not looking too closely - it seemed that you had also run a line onto wheel from the wheel nut.......blame it on the jubilee party yesterday :D
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PostPost by: mac5777 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:35 pm

Hi John, your idea just adds another layer of safety. It is simple and Brilliant.
I just posted an idea for knockoff spinners -- not new-- but can be used as a convenience in the Business and Vendor listings section. It stops the wheels from spinning when applying torque to the spinners.
Keep those ideas coming.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:20 am

john.p.clegg wrote:not foolproof though,next time you check it could have loosened off by 360 degrees

John,
A nice idea, an alternative to a bit of Glyptal dabbed onto the knock-on nut and wheel. Off by 360 degrees? I guess that is the reason for your emoticon. One turn too tight = broken hub, one turn too loose = you'll already know the wheel is coming off.
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PostPost by: spanner » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:49 pm

Good safety tip, John!
Photo: Old aviation practice to prevent valve stem damage. Tire slippage while hard braking is common on small diameter rims.
More Aviation safety: http://www.ryanqc.com/tamperprooflacquer.htm
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