power coat wheels

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by David Chapman, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. David Chapman

    Ditto to previous, although the first time you fit the wheels the powder
    coating comes off where the bowl of the wheel nut rubs on the wheel.

    Does anyone tighten Amphi Wheels to an exact torque setting ?, and what
    should it be ? I was recently looking very closely at about 30 Amphicar
    wheels that I have here (sad I know!) to choose the best 5 to be powder
    coated, some have oval shaped holes where I guess they have come loose, and
    one has small cracks around the wheel stud holes where it looks like it was
    overtightened by an animal with an air gun.(On one of my cars the wheel
    studs had also been stretched so much you needed a wrench to turn the wheel

    David Chapman in the UK

    ps - Also, when fitting new tyres, as discussed previously we know we have
    to use tubes, but does anyone try to seal around the valve stem - maybe with
    silicon ? - to stop water getting in, or just leave it as Amphicar intended

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