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Thread: Tex Magna indicator unit - rubber wheel replacement

  1. #11
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    I replaced the rubber on my wheel but unfortunately I took no photos, however I do recall I didn't need to split the wheel to fit the new rubber but cant remember much about the process
    Before you open a can of worms and split the wheel Google around got my how to off the net, sort of remember digging old perished rubber out and prising new one on.
    Its still going strong after 18 months of indications, kinda remember the fitment how to came from one of the rubber replacement vendors, once again I wouldn't split the wheel unless really necessary,


    Cheers Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnboyLandy View Post
    Thanks for all the input guys.

    Yeah Colin I have a new rubber already, there are several ebay sellers selling them, so I probably just went for the cheapest. I can't imagine they vary at all.

    I have seen an article where a guy uses a sink plug to make a new rubber for the wheel !!, but I'm going to try the rubber I bought.

    I'll drill out the flared ends of those rivets/posts and go from there. Tapping a thread is a good idea, might give that a go.

    I had my Tex Magna Lite housing chromed, it looks pretty schmicko !!

    Cheers,
    John
    I read the instructions on the link I posted. The seller suggests picking out the old rubber and stretching the new one over and then getting it down between the two plates ! You'd have to cut out part of the holes in the rubber.
    Sounds like a bodge but it might work as long as the rubber will actually tuck down between the plates......

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    That might be the guy I bought from, as I asked him for some instructions, and he basically said what you said.

    I'm going to drill the rivets/posts and try tapping a thread, how bad can I make it ? :-)

    Cheers,
    John

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    I know this is a bit late and you have all likely already done the job.
    I used a broad screwdriver to lever the 2 plates apart. The riveted studs deformed to let the plate go and were able to be re-riveted back. I doubt I will get more than 1 or 2 goes at this before I would need to bolt of replace the studs with rivets, but so far it has worked fine.
    I was too tight to buy the eBay rubber wheel and have used a plug.
    I Bought a few types online and found one that works a treat. I have 3 other Magnas that need doing, so find a cheap option was needed.
    I'll try to remember to take some pics later today.
    Sideroad, servant to:
    1967 2A 109 tray back ute (broken)
    1978 S3 109 Station wagon (broken)
    2005 BF Ford ute (lifted & diff locker)
    1977 Suzuki GS750 with Velorex sidecar (broken)
    1984 XV750 (broken)
    2008 D3 (broken)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideroad View Post
    I know this is a bit late and you have all likely already done the job.
    I used a broad screwdriver to lever the 2 plates apart. The riveted studs deformed to let the plate go and were able to be re-riveted back. I doubt I will get more than 1 or 2 goes at this before I would need to bolt of replace the studs with rivets, but so far it has worked fine.
    I was too tight to buy the eBay rubber wheel and have used a plug.
    I Bought a few types online and found one that works a treat. I have 3 other Magnas that need doing, so find a cheap option was needed.
    I'll try to remember to take some pics later today.
    Thanks, the pics would be good. In the end I decided to not replace the rubber, and the old one works fine despite being a bit cracked. I might change my mind yet given what you said about just levering it apart.

    Cheers,
    John

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    Sliding doors have a grooved roller adjuster at the bottom.
    Could a 'O' ring be fitted over the groove, and fitted ????

    whitehillbilly

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    I promise I will take pics on the next one I repair. I would pull my repaied one apart if I hadnt gotten it mounted so nicely already.
    As nice as an O ring solution may sound, the wheel shape is much more complicated than that and is not semetrical. When fitted and mounted to the steering column it has an angled pressure against the rubber, so even if you could get an O ring to sit in a groove, the steering column would be trying to push it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by whitehillbilly64 View Post
    Sliding doors have a grooved roller adjuster at the bottom.
    Could a 'O' ring be fitted over the groove, and fitted ????

    whitehillbilly
    Sideroad, servant to:
    1967 2A 109 tray back ute (broken)
    1978 S3 109 Station wagon (broken)
    2005 BF Ford ute (lifted & diff locker)
    1977 Suzuki GS750 with Velorex sidecar (broken)
    1984 XV750 (broken)
    2008 D3 (broken)

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