<VV> Wire wheels -- hammers and so forth

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Wed Oct 14 08:47:28 EDT 2015

Hi Eric,

This may be old news, or not.  Wire wheels were quite common on British sports cars of the 50s and 60s, as you might expect there is a good supply of tools to deal with them.  I don't know if the specific tools would work out of the box on our K-H wheels, but this might give some food for thought.  The rawhide/copper mallet was a standard part of the tool kit on many of those cars, but I like the idea of the wood "wrench" even better.



> On Oct 13, 2015, at 3:56 PM, Eric S. Eberhard via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> By general rule on all things old cars -- especially Corvairs -- don't over tighten.  And the raw lead hammer will deform and then damage the chrome.  I hide the NAPA hammer, and leave the pristine lead one out for show.

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