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REAL RODDERS HALIBRANDS WITH SPINNERS  

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  1. 1. KEEPIING THE SPINNER ON

    • AQUARIUM SEALANT/BIGGGER O RING
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    • SET SCREW


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WHO OUT THERE HAS HALIBRANDS WITH SPINNERS THAT HAVE FLOWN OFF?

My former owner lost one and I lost another

Real Rodders wheels says this was original design held on by an O ring

You can 

1) Get Acquarium sealer and put 2 dabs inside

2) Get a Bigger O ring

 

My solution... LIKE AMERICAN RACING WITH SPINNERS.. DRILL AND USE A SET SCREW

WEIGH IN AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have original Halibrand 5 Spoke wheels ( Not the OEM Option Wheel, and not the reproduction wheel ) , with screw on TriBars, on my car for approx 20 years, and never have had a problem with the TriBar becoming loose, much less , falling off. My experience has been that they are on very tight, and require a lot of effort to remove. I usually replace the "O" ring, if I remove the wheel.

I'd suggest that you experiment with different thickness "O" rings.

John

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John when you say screw on Tribars.. you are not talking about threaded?  The original design is just pressed in with an O ring.correct

The repro wheels with Tri Bars  are press in. 

This would be the second time a tribar came off on this car. (I just bought it and I dont know if it is the same wheel where the TriBar flew off)

Even the producer of Real Rodders wheels suggested using Aquarium Glue or a thicker O ring. 

I understand the reason for not using a set screw in that the position of the TriBar could block the lug nut for extracting the wheel.. but on this particular wheel the system failed

I also learned that according to the producer of the wheel he was "unaware" of this occurrence... but it must have happened to others

It could be the center of the hub is not machined so well for this particular wheel?

A set screw would never be noticeable and there would be no chance for failure

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Yes, the TriBar on my Halibrand wheels is threaded and  screws on and has an "O" ring as well. I was not aware that the Real Rodder Wheels "Spinners" just push on and use an "O" ring to retain the Spinner. No wonder they come off.

Knowing what I know now, I'd say "Set Screw" as well. IF you would like a photos of my Halibrand Wheel and Screw on Tribar, just let me know.

John

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I understand the new spinner is of different design/construction.  Call Real Rodders 805.402.2212 for details. Am also under impression there's a Canadian source.  Have no details.

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Here are the photos of the Halibrand wheels on my '63, with the screw on TriBar. Hope this helps you get to a solution.

John

[img]https://i.imgur.com/zQQMZJi.jpg?1[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/A5toOLl.jpg?1[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/8a6VYTM.jpg?1[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/lkDYo7N.jpg?1[/img]

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Just copy them from above into your browser to view or post the original on the site by clicking on other media in the lower right hand corner and into "insert image into URL"

8a6VYTM.jpg?1

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John if you sent the individual pictures to my email I did not receive them

I can post them if you send them

I did get this one picture

TRI BAR THREADED.JPG

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