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Wheel Termites?

Post by Oldav8tor » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 pm

I got the following from CuzinHuey - I never heard of such a problem and wonder since my Model T has wood spokes whether I need be concerned about wheel termites?
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Re: Wheel Termites?

Post by Tom Hicks » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:32 pm

Now that is funny! And judging by the windshield, the car is from the 50's or later. Says something about a particular generation that they could be sold on something like that.
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Re: Wheel Termites?

Post by BobD » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:00 pm

Appears to be a late ’50’s Jaguar XK 150.
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Re: Wheel Termites?

Post by Oldav8tor » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 pm

Possibly an invasive species? Perhaps they are more a problem in England and Europe.
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Re: Wheel Termites?

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 pm

Well, something is eating the metal on my 97 chev!!!


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Re: Wheel Termites?

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:39 pm

I think it's a European thing. At least with knock-offs, they didn't have to deal with lug lice.
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Post by Duey_C » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:30 pm

I was gonna guess a Jag also. :) Bloody Wire Mites... Grrr.
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Re: Wheel Termites?

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:12 pm

Ah heck, I could go out right now and take photos of the holes from wood borers in my wood spooks and for that matter the rest of the wood in the body. :( I will have to ask at the parts store if they have any auto rated insecticide. :lol:
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