Can the MGB hubs be used on a Spridget?
Richard Shipman <email@example.com> on 09/15/99 12:28:29 PM
Please respond to Richard Shipman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jon Paschke" <email@example.com>
cc: firstname.lastname@example.org (bcc: Herb Goede/AMS/AMSINC)
Subject: Re: wire wheels
I was thinking of doing the same thing until I made some measurements...
The MGB wheels have longer hubs than the spridget wheels.
The length of the spridget hub from the end of the threads to the end of
taper is approx. 3.15 inches...
The same measurement made on an MGB hub yields approx. 3.50 inches.
You can slide an MGB wheel on a spridget hub, but the hub does not protrude
out of the wheel and if you're lucky you can maybe catch one thread of the
hub when you try to attach the lug.
After doing this little experiment, I abandoned the idea...
'58 Morris Minor 1000
At 10:31 PM 9/14/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I was thinking of using MGB wire wheels on my Midget. Has anyone out there
>used a MGB 14 inch wheel or even a 15 inch on their car? Would you think
>there would be any problems with the wider rim, they are 5 inches and 5.5
>inches wide? I was thinking bigger rims and low profile tires would look
>good on a RWA Spridget!