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post #1 of 11 Old 06-22-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello Folks,

I am new to the forum. I have an 88 Mondial and just purchased a 91 TR. It has aftermarket Speedline wheels with center caps that cover the bolts. The Speedline safety key is missing.

Can anyone tell me how to remove these center caps.

May thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-22-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I saw some guys who went easy on their Mondial. Got off the wheel and started to gently pop out the cap from the back of the wheel while making sure not to crack it. Had a towel or some other soft things put on the other side not to sratch the cap when getting out it. Guess it depends on the pressure and how exactly the cap is fitted on the wheel. Although it has always sounded crazy to me...

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Atilla- Have to remove the covers before you can remove the wheels because you cannot reach the lug nuts otherwise.

No clue how they are fitted, though. Saw something about a 7 mm Allen Key/Wrench. Not a size found in most sets.

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Atilla- Have to remove the covers before you can remove the wheels because you cannot reach the lug nuts otherwise.

No clue how they are fitted, though. Saw something about a 7 mm Allen Key/Wrench. Not a size found in most sets.
Don't know how it was managed. Anyway what about those safety keys? Audi 80s have Speedline safety keys for center cap as well, but I couldn't even find for Ferraris one for sale...

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-23-2013, 11:12 AM
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That is why he said he had aftermarket Speedlines. Have seen them on several 70s and 80s Ferraris, including Russ' Mondial in Forza.

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post #6 of 11 Old 06-23-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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This is the tool for speedline wheels

Hi guy
you can make something similar to this tool to remove your wheels

i had the same problem when i purchased this f355--i will sell these wheels
to get the standard 355 wheels eventually !

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-24-2013, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Speedline wheels

Guys,

Thanks for all the replies. Got it figured out. Have ordered the BBS tool which looks like it will fit (80 mmm hex diameter).

I think these wheels have not been off for many years, and the turning resistance is very high. Did not want to risk damaging them.

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-24-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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Turn only the 2.5" area with the logo

The big aluminum section will not turn, it is lock-in a small hole 4 safety
you only have to turn the center cap with the small holes around

you can do this with a piece metal & 2 screws like the tool on here
be creative that's what i did before i bought this tool for $200:

Krome

just the small inside plastic section----pictures
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-26-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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Order the right tool--that's all

No other tool will remove this threaded wheel plate cover !

Make sure you order the right wheel cover tool !

I end up paying 200 dollars--just for this special made tool

how much they wanted for the tool you ordered ?
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Speedline wheel

Guys,

Thanks for the helpful feedback. I have safely removed all 4 center caps after realizing what Krome has stated about the hex piece being keyed to the wheel.

Just missed on the original tool that someone had in the UK this week on e bay.

I will now make a tool. I used right angle cir clip pliers to remove the caps, but think I need something better.

There is set of these wheels on e bay right now for 5800$ ?

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post #11 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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Smart man !

You can make this tool

look @ the tool i bought for $200---what a rip off--
a machine shop guy said he can duplicate this tool for around 30 bucks
at least you now know what this thing look like-----i did not @ that time !

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