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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"
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I've finally gotten around to fiddling with my 1965 Midget with wire wheels. I've found references to these things, and I presume they are designed to ride beneath the knockoff cap to retain heavy grease. Are we supposed to load up the "cup" with grease, insert the threaded pin side out, then install the center cap? Are they threaded due to some long-gone missing shop tool? Mine were just hanging in there loose. The car probably hasn't been lubricated since Gerald Ford was in office.

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tater salad Gold Member Todd Smith
Charlotte, NC, USA   USA
the threaded portion is to remove them to service the wheel side of business, its so you can put a slide hammer on the threaded post to remove them when its time for an overhaul, and this per say dust cap , yes you can put grease behind it so to keep grease on the bearings, just be careful and not try to install new ones with something threaded on the all thread to install, it wont work, I know, oh I know

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oleanderjoe Silver Member Joseph Baba
Fresno, CA, USA   USA
I Manufacture a tool for this @ www.mossmotors,com Part # 384-935 / Or www.originalduplicates.con Part# 031943 Cheers

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S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
They should be driven in far enough to cover the cotter pin hole in the splined wheel hub.

Kurt

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"
1974 MG Midget MkIII "Poupon"    & more
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zabond Russell Meehan
Neerim East, victoria, Australia   AUS
1966 MG Midget "Bridget"
I used a spark plug socket & extension bar and knocked it in with a hammer, you don't want to hit the threaded rod or you will damage the cap
Russ

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