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Hotwire alloy wheels- lug nuts needed

Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by Nitram, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Nitram

    Nitram New Member

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    I have a set of HOTWIRE alloys for my '74 Kom, but have drawn a complete blank when trying to find wheelnuts for them. The studs are the standard 14x1.5 threads, and the o.d. of the shank of the wheelnut needs to measure 17.4mm.

    They're the normal Hotwire mags and there must be about a million of them around on all sorts of 70s cars. Surely someone makes wheelnuts for them ! Any ideas ?
    Ta,

    Nitram :(
     
  2. Nitram

    Nitram New Member

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    The Hotwires look like this. As I said, there are millions of them around.

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    Cheers,

    Nitram
     

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  3. Nitram

    Nitram New Member

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    Ta. I'll keep that in mind if I ever get any nuts ! :)
     
  4. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Just go to a mag wheel shop and they will sort you out, that's what I did a couple of years ago, $2 each
     
  5. Nitram

    Nitram New Member

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    Didn't think of that :umm:
    AND I just did a "Hotwire" search on this forum and found that I asked exactly the same question back in Oct 2009 ! That was for my old Westfalia, and I have no idea where I got the nuts from then- the memory isn't too flash these days......:-(
     
  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Autobarn have some types available. Got some last week. The washers can be hard to get if they are smaller outside diameter.
     
  7. Marlyn

    Marlyn Active Member

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    Bursons can get them even lock nuts to suit as well ,
    Good luck
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    You can get the washers made if you have to.

    Mine were Aunger and I kept breaking the nuts because the thread didn't go into the hex part.

    I ended up getting ROH washers which were thinner and allowed about 3 threads into the hex.
     
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  9. Farky66

    Farky66 Member

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    I have a set, I can take a picture of the wheel nuts if it helps?

    Not real sure about how it would help, but you may be able to show someone pictures..
     
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  10. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been looking half heartedly for a while now. I had a few hours to spare today so I did a run on the bike. Nobody had them. I tried Supercheap Auto, Bullseye Auto, the local tyre centre and Jax Tyres. The guy at the local tyre centre said he could maybe get them in in a few days from interstate. Nothing uses them these days; it’s only circa 70’s stuff using them.

    Here’s some info on mine:
    21 mm nut
    17.55 mm shank diameter
    21.25 mm shank length
    M14 x 1.5 mm female thread
    48.8 mm total length
    25.52 mm washer outside diameter
    4 mm washer thickness

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  11. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    They shouldn't be too hard to get as I have seen them around. Try somewhere that sells a lot of wheels eg Tempe Tyres.
     
  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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  14. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Response from Mullins:

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  15. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    I just sent an email to Nice Products so fingers crossed otherwise they’ll need to be custom manufactured I guess :eek:
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Might be worth giving your local tyre guy a shot at it. ?

    Checking for tapered washers.
    Possibly have some turned down ?
     
  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bugger !
    Worth a shot though.....
    I’ll bet there’s a box of them sitting on a dusty shelf in some out of the way gas station somewhere....
    Good luck.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  18. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Not enough thread unless you put longer studs in. These nuts come up at swap meets regularly.
     
  19. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    They wouldn't be hard to make. Just some 19mm hex bar and a lathe.
     
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  20. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Get in touch with Tefba Wheel Nuts (Frank Tonnito) If he is still around.
     
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