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o5racer
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posted July 25, 2004 09:19 AM  
I have a floater with winters hubs in my street stock. On each hub there is two counter sunk 1/4 inch allen screws that hold the drive flange to the hub. The holes for the wheel studs in the drive flange are about 1/8 inch bigger that the studs. so the way it goes together all of the power from the motor goes through those 2 small screws. I had the wheels off yesterday and all 4 of them were sheared off. The way I see it it just lets the drive flange rotate untill it pushes on the studs. Has anyone else had this problem?

o5racer
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posted July 28, 2004 09:53 PM  
Anybody?

Okie11m
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posted July 29, 2004 05:34 PM  
What size studs are you running?

JohnG
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posted July 29, 2004 06:20 PM  
those just hold it on, the holes in the plate should be pretty tight to the wheel studs.

maybe your running a plate for 5\8 studs with 1\2 inch studs?

Okie11m
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posted July 29, 2004 06:50 PM  
That's what I was thinking.

ryan
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posted July 29, 2004 08:35 PM  
You don't need to be working on that thing anyways. Hey if Wagner can't race my car the 21st of August, do you want to?

o5racer
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posted July 29, 2004 08:51 PM  
The studs are the 5/8 studs that came with the hubs. Ill try to go out tomorrow night and get a picture of what Im talking about.

Ryan, That might be a possibility. I have my car ready to run in hardington sunday and I might take it out to norfolk next week. I am driving the 25 car on the 14th and after that I dont have anything planned. My number is in the phone book in winside If you need to get ahold of me.

sixwillwin
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posted July 30, 2004 07:02 AM  
I have used the Winters hubs for years with no problems, I know exactly what u are talking about, however, I lost the two allen scr ews once and raced it 2 nites with no problems, they only hold the assembly together with the wheel off the car, the lugnuts hold it tight and prevent movement, sounds like possibly your wheel lug holes are enlarged or oblonged?? this may sound stupid but you do have the bevel on the lugnuts inward right? the drive flange should NOT rotate with the lugs on properly. good luck

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ryan
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posted July 30, 2004 04:35 PM  
O.k Thanks

o5racer
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posted August 10, 2004 08:47 PM  

 
Well heres the pic of the drive flange. For now I just put silicone around the o-ring between the drive flange and the hub but they still leak when the wheel is loose. I dont really see any good solution on how to fix the screws without having the same problem again.

outlawstock17
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posted August 11, 2004 02:56 AM  
you need a new drive flange. the wheel stud holes are worn.

istock59
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posted August 11, 2004 06:16 AM  
I'll second what outlaw said, replace the drive flange. My Winters hubs aren't anywhere near that loose.

o5racer
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posted August 12, 2004 07:23 PM  
Actually they are almost new. The holes are perfectly round and not chewed up at all. The whole rearend was new last spring and it has only ran 2 nights this season. Both sides are identical.

ryan
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posted August 12, 2004 08:58 PM  
Nick check your email. I need a driver for the 21st. I'll take that floater off your hands for a $100.

outlawstock17
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posted August 13, 2004 06:10 AM  
they may be perfectly round, but they are the wrong size. the drive flange should fit tightly around the studs. maybe you have 1/2" studs and a 5/8" drive flange. you can either change to 5/8" studs or get the correct drive flange.

widebody
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posted August 13, 2004 07:41 AM  
What size are the knurls on the studs. Is there some missmatch of parts somewhere. Did someone recently redrill the plates to make them appear round?? I also agree with the needing new drive flanges.. somethings not right there!!!

o5racer
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posted August 16, 2004 09:27 PM  
No offense, but I can tell 1/2 inch studs from 5/8 and yes they are 5/8. Neither hub was drilled on. Both hubs are identical so if the holes are to big the factory made them that way.

istock59
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posted August 17, 2004 06:54 AM  
I'd call them directly. Something isn't right, because my 5/8" studs fit much tighter on the drive flange.

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