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3 eared spinner tool

PostPost by: Sploder90 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:49 pm

Arrived in the post today.
UK made.

Anyone interested the contact details for Lionel who makes them are on one of the pictures.
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Not tried it yet in anger ( need a bigger socket :roll: )
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But appears to fit very well.
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I initially got in touch with him via Ebay from a Previous listing to ask if he made them for the 3 eared fastener.
Really good comms and when he made the next batch he let me know they were available

£55.00 plus postage and quality and fit are pretty good and certainly way better than I could have knocked up myself....
Might add a bit of sacrificial foam or similar material for added protection which I have seen others do.

Hopefully this will stop any future damage to the freshly coated wheels or the new spinners when they go on...

Cheers all

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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm

Fifty Five Pounds?!? Holy cow! Order one for each wheel!

Thick leather like shoe sole at the contact points works brilliantly.

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PostPost by: JohnP » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:09 pm

Lionel's spinner tool is great, but do be careful with your freshly coated wheels. It tends to contact with the wheel itself and can scape the paint off.

I recommend care, or better still a bit of fabric glued to the offending surface. (of the tool not the wheel).


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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm

Cheers for the advice JP, will take a look at that and add a protective layer.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:37 pm

May I alter this topic a little?

Many years ago at Donninhgton I saw a wheel spinner tool called "Spin It Off" being demonstrated. I made a mental note to buy one when I got nearer to actually needing it. Sadly the company seems to have folded. Does anyone have one that I could copy?

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:32 pm

Why would you want to at that price, it’s probably less than half the price of others.
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:52 pm

I bought one of Lionel's prototypes around 5-6 years ago now and it's been absolutely brilliant.

Never had an issue with marking. I use a 900mm long breaker bar and it works a treat
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