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Old 07-01-09, 12:00 AM
Kevin H Kevin H is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Originally Posted by Geoff Dowdle View Post
Kevin, the question you should ask yourself is "what is the rest of the
car like " ????????
Geoff, I have no concerns about the rest of the work in terms of whether it has been done properly because he is such a perfectionist. I have seen much of the work along the way and documented it, although I must admit I didn't check the torque on every nut and bolt! He is at a loss as to how it could have happened and needless to say rather embarrassed.

One thing I should mention is that the old mild steel wheel nuts and collars have been nickel plated and polished (shown here), I was wondering if this could have affected them in some way, but I doubt it.

The wheels have been back on the car for a long time (years) but it hasn't moved, other than on and off the hoist in the workshop occasionaly. The other three wheels on the car were rock solid, so the only explanation is that they weren't tightened properly on the one wheel. My guess is that an assumption was made that they were all tightended a long time ago, possibly by someone else.
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