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Spinner Tool

PostPost by: Nic » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:26 am

I've also just ordered a spinner tool from Lionel for delivery in January. He says if anyone else is interested give him a shout as he is ordering material to make it now.

By the way, I took delivery of my +2 on Saturday, it has been the subject of an incomplete restoration and will be my project for the next year.

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PostPost by: Paul Chapman » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:10 am

I have just ordered one from Lionel by email ( very prompt reply ) and he is still accepting orders for January 2016.

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PostPost by: peterako » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:21 pm

I have just received my Spinner Tool from Lionel too!

What a beautifully machined piece of kit....it's almost a pity to put it into service!!

Lovely man who knows how to make some good stuff.


Thanks all for the connection and contact.

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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:18 am

Purchased one of these Spinner tools from Lionel also, great bit of kit and what a nice guy to do business with
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:40 am

I have one of these "unused" c/w the correct 38mm 1/2" Drive Socket, as I have now sold the car it is surplus to requirements. If anyone is interested they can have it for £45 & £5 Delivery (Within the UK)
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PostPost by: Washer » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:25 pm

I have just received a Spinner Tool from Lionel and am very pleased with the engineering, it fits over the spinner with a most satisfying sound. Also found a 1/2" drive 6 point 28mm socket from Halfords at £10.99 to complement it.

Plan to do some experiments to find an angular torque figure for the spinners rather than rely on the given torque settings as in the past I have had some issues with spinner threads bottoming before clamping the wheel centre.

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PostPost by: TeeJay » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:30 pm

Hi, Mike (Washer), I think you may have a typing error, thats if your Spinner Tool is for the Std 3 ears.
Mine requires a 38mm socket, and yes Halfords sell a Professional Impact 6 point one for £10.99.

As a number of people have already stated, it is a great bit of kit.
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