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Spline Slippage

Spline Slippage

I finally got the handbrake (and all the associated parts) adjusted properly on my '150, so it actually holds on hills now (hurrah!). Now that the handbrake will actually lock down the disk, I have noticed something else, however (funny how fixing one problem always seems to bring to light two others...). When I engage the handbrake and raise one of the rear wheels off the ground, I can rock the wheel slightly on the hub, even though the disk is not turning. I assume this is the result of some amount of free play in the way the splines on the wheel and the hub interlock. The wheel will move about 1/2", measured on the outer diameter of the wheel. Is this normal, and/or is there some spec as to how much play there should be? I recall a thread a few months ago about the extreme annoyance with having the splines strip as one is driving around, and I would like to avoid that. Thanks - Steve Crounse

Steve's question kicks up a very interesting subject: What is the right torque to tighten the w/w spinners. I remember race reports, where they recommended to knock the spinners with blows as hard as you can, that they finally do not move any more. On concourses I have seen Xk lovers padding the spinner wings with the mallet as if they were padding the bum of their girl friends with their flat hand. What is right or wrong? Next question: My experience with old original Jaguar spinners is that they can stand heavy mallet abuse. New ones out of the market get bent ears after the first soft blows and sometimes the chrome comes off. I tend to fasten the spinners as strong as possible, because I had the annoying experience years ago, when braking in front of a traffic light was impossible, because the front right wheel slipped over the splines, so far that the even spinner came off. - Arno Wahl

it's new spline time..... sorry. Fix this now.. - john shuck..beijing

makes those big wrenches the Ferrari guys use look like a good thing..huh? Anyone know the torque specs on the knockoffs. Hey what year Undo is this??? - john shuck..beijing

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