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Dodgey Chris Jones
kennedy, Australia   AUS
Hi everyone, these wheels were off a 1961 Morris minor. will they fit my 54 split screen?

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emjay Jim English
Marietta, PA, USA   USA
You should have four studs on a 4 inch circle for 54, so they should fit.

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Find the Minilite ID number from the wheels.
Check against what Minilite says to be 100%.

http://minilite.co.uk/

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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Also, check the diameter of the stud hole against your studs,
And the angle of the cone against your wheel nuts.

A previous owner may have modified them.
Also, it may be wise to have them dye tested for cracks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-05-07 06:46 AM by 0123.

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Those appear to need sleeved lugnuts, not the common tapered type nut

In reply to # 29959 by 0123 Also, check the diameter of the stud hole against your studs,
And the angle of the cone against your wheel nuts.

A previous owner may have modified them.
Also, it may be wise to have them dye tested for cracks.



Gerard

http://gerardsgarage.com/

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Thanks Gerard thumbs up

In a way, you've fingered a wider problem.
As sleeved wheel nuts aren't common,
folks use what's handy.

Perhaps I should have written,
"Check the nut seats against your nuts."
Typed wearing a bit of a smirk raised by teenage innuendo :-(

In reply to # 29997 by pixelsmithusa Those appear to need sleeved lugnuts, not the common tapered type nut

In reply to # 29959 by 0123 Also, check the diameter of the stud hole against your studs,
And the angle of the cone against your wheel nuts.

A previous owner may have modified them.
Also, it may be wise to have them dye tested for cracks.

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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, MS, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT
If those wheels take the sleeved/straight lug nuts I would suggest looking elsewhere. Those are notorious or coming loose on cars where the wheel does not have a snug hub pilot for the wheels. Look for wheels that use tapered lug nuts.

If the 54 has a 4x4" bolt circle the wheels should bolt up. Check for clearance on the front steering components. My 5 1/2" wide wheels barely clear.



If it was good 60 years ago, does that mean it can't be improved?

Though the task may seem to be too daunting or difficult at first, the result will be worth the effort in the end.

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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Is that, barely clear on the inside, or barely clear on the outside please Charles?

What offset have your wheels got please :_

emjay Jim English
Marietta, PA, USA   USA
And remember if you are using Spridget disc brake hubs as Geezer is, the wheels are push out a half inch. So standard hubs have less room.

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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
In reply to # 30002 by geezer If those wheels take the sleeved/straight lug nuts I would suggest looking elsewhere. Those are notorious for coming loose

Folks knew about them coming loose
so they overtorqued
knackering the wheel
Hence the need to get them dye tested

Occasionally clowns used cone nuts

on cars where the wheel does not have a snug hub pilot for the wheels. Look for wheels that use tapered lug nuts.

If the 54 has a 4x4" bolt circle the wheels should bolt up. Check for clearance on the front steering components. My 5 1/2" wide wheels barely clear.

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Spacers & longer wheel studs may help.

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