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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Rostyle nuts and Minilites
I have at last got around to getting the correct nuts for my Minilite wheels, before I was using the old Rostyle nuts. I don't suppose it really matters, but although the chamfer looks the same, the contact area is bigger. Picture shows the new ones on the left.
|If the angle is identical it should be fine|
|interesting Dave, I'm not disputing just asking, what makes the nut on the left correct and is it 11/16" socket size?|
where did you get them from
I was looking at buying these new wheel nuts from a British manufacturer, Illston & Robson (http://www.illstonandrobson.com)
I wonder if anyone has tried them:
Also do standard wheel nuts:
Dave - are you looking to sell your Rostyle wheel nuts?
|You need to be careful with some aftermarket wheelnuts - the taper chrome nuts supplied with my fake Minilights are prone to stripping quite easily and I've just had to replace four more. So I tend to nip them up just tight enough - in contrast the standard nut seems virtually bombproof and have never given any trouble.|
The reason I said they are the correct ones, is because they are what Moss advise for their GAC8203X/8213X wheels. When I bought the wheels some time ago, Moss were out of the nuts, so I used Rostyles. Now they have stock, part number TT6320.
I have not fitted them yet, but I have just checked the socket size required, and found that although 11/16 will fit, its a bit loose and I think it may damage the nuts. 5/8 will not fit, 17mil will fit but is loose, 16 mil will not fit, so I may have a problem.
I will have to try some of my old BSF sockets.
Not looking to sell at the moment.
thanks for your reply
This thread was discussed between 20/03/2014 and 21/03/2014
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