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Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:39 pm
by 4004
They do make valve stem extensions - I have them on my other plane. They extend just enough thru the hub cap to allow serving the air and do not have caps. Appear to have a larger diameter inner core/seal than a standard valve core. Never a problem with them loosening.

Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:16 pm
by 6643
Just FYI, there's a plane in my hangar right now and one thing the owner wants me to do is repair the threads in the wheels for his hub caps...

Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:11 pm
by e thomas
My wheels all have 10-32 helicoils in the threads. Made my own hub caps, with small doors to open and put air in . In my high speed fantasy, these hub caps clean up the wheels and make my 140 faster.

Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:15 pm
by 8474
Found these today if anyone is interested....

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/293374226440

Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:37 pm
by 5806
The original wheel covers were convex with a radial bend near the outer circumference. They keep things cleaner. Cannot be used with the wheel pant nuts in place. Probable makes your airplane much faster, use caution when installed.

Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:21 pm
by 6643
5806 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:37 pm
The original wheel covers were convex with a radial bend near the outer circumference.
Flat ones press against the valve stem, at least in some installations.

Re: Hub Caps

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:19 pm
by 2356
I have photos of Cleveland and Goodyear hubcaps but I’m told the file is too big. I never had trouble before.