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Before installing the wheel, apply a liberal amount of high quality anti-seize lubricant to the mating surfaces of the wheel to hub.

Apply anti-seize to the hub threads as well as on the tapered spinner mating surface as well. This will insure against corrosion and allow easy spinner and wheel removal later.

Then install the spinner by rotating the top of the spinner towards the rear of the car. Tighten as normal using a 5 pound or heavier lead hammer. If the wing tip of the spinner does not already have a hole drilled into it, do so now with a 1/16" drill bit. Chamfer both sides.

Cut a piece of safety wire longer than you will need, approximately 15" long and loop through the wheel about 3 spokes away from the wing with the hole in it. Choose a spoke so the wire points in the same direction as the way you tightened the spinner.

Pull the two free ends of the safety wire together evenly and clamp the safety wire pliers onto the two parallel stands of wire and lock. Pull the pliers to begin spinning the safety wire. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN where the wire may be over stressed and prematurely break.

If you have a gap of unwound wire leading to the spinner, re-clamp the pliers up further and spin the wire until it's fully spun to the spinner wing. Then loop on wire through the hole in the wing from the front towards the back. 6 to 12 turns per inch is recommended.

Once again, pull the two free ends of the safety wire together evenly and clamp the safety wire pliers onto the two parallel stands of wire and lock. Pull the pliers to begin spinning the safety wire.

Cut the remaining pigtail to about 1" in length and bend under to the backside of the spinner wing out of sight to prevent getting caught on clothing or skin. Congratulations! You have just safety wired one wheel in completion.

The completed process would leave you with a taught but not tightly strung safety wired spinner. A properly wired spinner look and secures good!

Be sure the wire is working to prevent spinner loosening in the correct direction. In this case the spinner would be rotated "clockwise" in order to loosen it.

Keep in mind that safety wire will not necessarily prevent spinners that want to loosen, from loosening, but rather consider it as a visual indicator of whether or not your spinners have moved upon periodical inspection, preferably every time before you take you car out for a drive.

CALCULATING WIRE TWIST LENGTH: When twisting safety wire, it naturally becomes shorter during the this process. When initially clamping the pliers on the wire, you need to get the resulting twisted length (after the twisting process) to end up being the right length of twist so it is not too long (where it will sag) or too short (where you will need to twist the remaining section to meet the connection point at the spinner). Below we have devised a chart for you to be able to predict where to clamp the pliers on the wire in order to achieve the intended dimension after the twisting process is completed, and get the twist "just right" the first time!

4
turns per inch. The loosest wind advised for .032" wire

6
turns per inch. The tightest wind advised for .032" wire

10
turns per inch. The maximum breaking point for .032" wire

All figures can only be applied when using our T304SS Safety Wire and we can not guarantee accuracy when using other wire brands