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Wheel adapters

Post by Dennis_Brown » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 pm

I know it is covered before, but who makes a 6 hole wood hub adapter to go to a 5 hole 5 1/2 inch pattern to fit Model A wheels? Any Idea what they are made of or what they cost and any pictures if you have them. I would like to know what they look like . Thanks

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Re: Wheel adapters

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:23 am

They are listed in several of the catalogs, Lang's, Snyder's and maybe Chaffin's etc. Personally I am not impressed on any of the designs sold. None of them are made with the understanding on HOW the Model A wheel is mounted that I can see. The Model A wheel was designed for 3 points of contact, none of which are the lug bolt holes. In fact, the properly mounted A wheel, the lug bolt holes would not even come in contact with the hub/brake drum.
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Re: Wheel adapters

Post by steve plowman » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:45 am

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:23 am
They are listed in several of the catalogs, Lang's, Snyder's and maybe Chaffin's etc. Personally I am not impressed on any of the designs sold. None of them are made with the understanding on HOW the Model A wheel is mounted that I can see. The Model A wheel was designed for 3 points of contact, none of which are the lug bolt holes. In fact, the properly mounted A wheel, the lug bolt holes would not even come in contact with the hub/brake drum.
I have looked at various ways to fit 5 stud wire wheels to my 6 bolt wood wheel hubs but getting the wheel centre to rest on the hub nose is the bit that I haven't worked out successfully. I always come to the conclusion that it would be better to make new 6 lug wheel centres and lace them up to suitable rims, which seems like re-inventing the wheel like McLaren Wheels have done .. beyond my purse, but I would love a set. 8-)

I have also looked at just using a simple adapter plate and running Austin Seven (late model) 3 lug wheels which come in useful sizes for available vintage tyres here in the UK. Fine for a lightweight speedster but maybe not so good for a full bodied car.

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