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standard steel wheel three eared spinner adapter tool

PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:16 pm

Hello Gents
Haven't done much for 6 months due to Covid shielding, but thought i'd investigate the latest thinking on knock on spinner adaptor tools.
I want to use a torque wrench, and avoid wheel paint / spinner damage at all costs.
Advice / info please?
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:33 am

There are few threads on here that cover this and at one time Sarto (member) did a pair of leather lined cups for torque wrench use.
Not sure if still available.
Google search on lotus spinner tool reveals more info.
More recent results (2019) suggest that trying 'wheelwidget' will get an email address for UK made supplier.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:41 am

MarkDa wrote:There are few threads on here that cover this and at one time Sarto (member) did a pair of leather lined cups for torque wrench use.
Not sure if still available.
Google search on lotus spinner tool reveals more info.


I have one, love it!
http://knockoffspinnertool.com/
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:18 pm

Is Sparo still doing tool for 3 ears?
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PostPost by: sprintsoft » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:49 pm

Hi Bob,

I bought a Spinner Removal Tool from Lionel on eBay, it is very well finished, strong, fits like a glove and no more wincing when you have to beat the heck out of the spinners!

LionelSpinner.JPG and


- here are his current listings if you want to contact him:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/lionelrob/m.html

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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:30 pm

I have a couple of these and I like the idea of being able to set the torque by handle length and body weight. But I tried using an oak drift against my spinners and it feels like the perfect solution. So, small sledge, oak drift, easy tightening. John
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PostPost by: Lotusian » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:25 pm

You can get Lionel the Wheelwidget guy on (UK number) 07947 712427
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:24 pm

Lotusian wrote:You can get Lionel the Wheelwidget guy on (UK number) 07947 712427


+1

I've obtained an octogonal nut adapter from Lionel a while back : very good tool for a very competitive price, so the quality/cost ratio is hard to beat imho (no affiliation, just a satisfied customer)

https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=34169&start=
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:32 pm

Thank gents
stay safe
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PostPost by: jgrover » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:32 pm

This is just an alternative thought, but if the problem is damage to wheels when clouting the spinner with a hammer (you are using lead or hide or copper hammer of course!), then a simple shield is the answer - a piece of correx plastic about 14" square with a slot cut out to fit behind the spinner is all that is required.

Wickes and B&Q sell 8'x4' sheets of correx as floor protection for about £4 and when you have made a couple of shields the remaining piece makes a great surface for crawling under the car.

Bash away to you heart's content and no damage to paint on wheels!

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PostPost by: My72Sprint » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:36 am

WHEEL SPINNER TOOL INCLUDING SOCKET – STANDARD 3 EARED
£75.95 ex VAT
https://kelvedonlotus.co.uk/product/whe ... d-3-eared/
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PostPost by: jk952 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:56 pm

I just use a dead blow hammer and if I think my aim may be off hold a piece of carpet or cardboard near the wheel.
(dead blow hammers are plastic shielded, and really need not bash the bejesus out of knock offs)
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:12 pm

Agreed it's easy to overtighen - I did last year and after a summer season the self tighten effect had made them so tight I had to use a lump hammer as neither a lead hammer nor my usual hide hammer wouldn't touch them!
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:51 pm

From a garden implement handle. Priceless.

drift for spinners.jpg and
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:56 pm

thanks guys, for all the advice. I have now purchased the 'Lionel solution' and am very happy with it.
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