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PostPost by: abstamaria » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:18 pm

Ten years ago, I answered the question I raised here. Here're is an old thread that is relevant, James:

elan-archive-f16/lightweight-spinners-t6504.html

I will try to take a photo.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:27 am

holywood3645 wrote:Would it be possible to post some pictures of the 26R spinners posted here? If we could compare both types (the custom TT items for the standard elan) and the Proper 26R type. I think it might help. There may be interest by a few or us here to get the the '26R style' spinners that would work on normal hubs using Minilite or Panasport wheels.

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I just called TTR asked him if they could be made, and he said yes, no problem. They are visually identical to the proper 26R spinners, only the threads differ.

A photo of my spinners can be seen here: post97264.html#p97264
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PostPost by: elj221c » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:44 pm

It probably won't matter on a low mileage car but don't forget the 26R style spinner doesn't have a closed end so your front bearings will get dirt and water in and the rears tapers and nuts may get rusty. Now, you wouldn't want that!

The right sized plastic Aerosol plastic cap may be pressed into service here, though......
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PostPost by: elj221c » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:52 pm

Just retro read Mikes post and link.... :oops:

I am pleased, though, that we have established without doubt (really?!) that the threads are different.

BTW, we used to wire the 26R ones to one of the four studs/pins in the day.
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:05 am

James, I posted a photo of the 26R and standard spinners in a new thread, so as not to hijack this thread. The 26R spinner for the standard Elan hub should be identical except for the thread, as noted by Elancoupe and others here.

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