Monday, 23 September 2019
Someone's mother in law?
Not an old vehicle, but a nice touch.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Originally a suitable tool to remove the hubcaps on a Morris Minor came with your car and if lost you can buy a small tool for this for very little money. Still, these tools seem to get lost easily and people try to remove their hubcaps with a screwdriver. This invariably damages the paint and makes the cap fly off with a lot of noise.
I couldn't find my tool, so I just made this one out of a thick piece of steel wire. The hook was pounded flat so it fits under the cap. You can bend it so it fits your hand. If you make the tool a bit longer it will be even easier to use, but I wanted this one to fit a small toolkit in the car.
Insert the hook under the rim of the hub cap, near the ¨buttons" that secure the cap and pull the cap off. It works on Minis and others too.
Even though the Minor has been very reliable and enjoyable during the past events, there still is this annoying vibration under braking. As the hubs seem to show a definite wobble I decided a set of better hubs with new bearing would be a good idea.