View Full Version : TR2/3/3A Converting TR3A to Wire Wheels - Torque Specs?

07-18-2011, 08:57 PM
Will begin the project to convert my 3A from original steel disc to 60 spoke wires once the new tires and 1/4" spacers arrive (end of week, fingers crossed). Can't seem to find what the torque specs are for the new nuts holding on the wire wheel hub. Does one exist?

07-18-2011, 09:21 PM
I've been using 60 ft lbs on the spline extension nuts for many years and never had one come loose.

Although the nuts are high tensile, they only have a narrow spanner contact area. An old trick is to keep a dedicated socket for that job with the front chamfer ground off. It then gets full purchase across the width of the hex faces.


07-18-2011, 09:25 PM
"Practical Hints" gives 60-65 ftlb. Page 51 in the 6th edition.
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07-18-2011, 09:30 PM
Thanks guys. Appreciate the help!