Mgb stored a long time and wire wheels are rusted to the splined hubs. Any ideas on best way to loosen them?

Asked by Mar 22, 2016 at 11:23 PM about the MG MGB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

251,615

Loosen the lug nuts and rock back and forth with the wheels on the ground to crack it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Wire wheels are knock off hubs. No lug nuts, the planes are a no slip fit.

5,385

Remove the knock-off and spray penetrating oil in the splines and let sit for a few hours. just try to rock the wheels back and forth to loosen the rust and spray more oil in. WD-40 also works. Continue this procedure until you can gently pull outward on the wheel to remove it. If it doesn't come off then push it pack on and add more oil. I have spent as much as two days doing this on stored barn finds but it does work. Just be patient. No need for hammers after knock off is removed. All by hand, with oil and patience. After you do get them off, take a wire brush and clean all the splines on all four wheels to as close to bare metal as you can get. Put a light motor oil on the splines before you reinstall the wheels. PS; don't forget to clean the inside of the wheels splines also.

Thanks. Really appreciate the help. Will let you know how it goes.

Your Answer

MGB

Looking for a Used MGB in your area?

CarGurus has 84 nationwide MGB listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

MG MGB Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    wb6epp
    Reputation
    70
  • #3
    Lars Cats
    Reputation
    60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
78 Great Deals out of 4,261 listings starting at $2,000
Used MG Midget
6 listings
Used Triumph TR6
35 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
290 Great Deals out of 22,031 listings starting at $2,500
Used MG MGA
10 listings
Used Ford Mustang
758 Great Deals out of 41,955 listings starting at $1,300
Used MG TD
26 listings
Used MG TF
5 listings
Used Porsche 911
103 Great Deals out of 4,932 listings starting at $11,500
Used Porsche Boxster
38 Great Deals out of 1,129 listings starting at $3,995
Used Jaguar XJ-Series
51 Great Deals out of 2,596 listings starting at $1,850
Used BMW Z4
56 Great Deals out of 1,036 listings starting at $3,900
Used Jaguar XJ-S
11 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.