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September 22, 2017, 2:19pm Report to Moderator

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Having had a flat tyre, due to a nail, in the rear offside which, together with the other back one, are 'cream crackered', I thought that I would use it as an excuse to fit an original set of wheels that I acquired, some time back. The wheels that will be coming off will be 5" Dolomite or Spitfire wheels. Now I have an original set of wheelnuts that I've got somewhere, but unfortunately I cannot find them at this moment........soooo, my question is can the original wheels be fitted with the current wheelnuts or am I going to have to buy some more? Hopefully, my set will turn up - I put them safe somewhere - always a mistake!!!  
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September 22, 2017, 2:23pm Report to Moderator

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I think they will fit under the hubcaps. If not I may have  used set somewhere.....
Thinking of selling the 5J wheels? May be interested if so!

Clive Senior

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Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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September 22, 2017, 3:40pm Report to Moderator

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Now might be a good opportunity to upgrade to Freelander studs and nuts.

Schadenfreude expert and collector of assorted rusty Triumphs on the Essex/Suffolk Border.

2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 CT Navigators Championship winner.

10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

On the road.
1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
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1967 Moss Monaco (Mk1 GT6 based) : 1970 Spitfire Mk4 : 1970 Mk2 2000 auto  : 1964 Mk1 2000  : Mk2 2.5PI
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September 22, 2017, 7:26pm Report to Moderator
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Check that the current wheelnuts  have a domed end to fit the recesses in the steel wheels as the fit of the nuts to the tapered recesses is in part what keeps the nuts tight as the dolomite sprint nuts are flat bottomed and are totally incorrect for the purpose .
Please do not use them if this is the case ,
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September 22, 2017, 7:38pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks for the response, guys! Am happy to offload the wheels, Clive, as they will just be sitting in a lock-up otherwise - especially if the deal includes some wheelnuts... ...They would need blasting & painting or stoving/powder coating or what-have-you...Drop me a PM - I'm up near Leek in Staffs. though...
Thanks for the advice about Freelander studs & nuts, Colin....I'll hang fire on that for the moment as I have a Scimitar that needs new studs on the rear nearside & I've got to the point whereby the ring gear needs sorting on the Herald (car often needs a little push backwards or forwards in top as the starter is 'meshing' quite a lot now...) I shall file that away in the memory bank, though...
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