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Old 09-01-2020, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Lug Nuts

Who sells correct fitting lug nuts or do I need to find a set of originals? I have a '29 Coupe.

Most re pops I see made today are loose fitting (slightly oversized) on the lug bolt which causes wear on either.

The set I have now are like that.

I have one or two originals that fit as designed but not a complete set.
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:08 AM   #2
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I got a set of cad plated ones from Berts and they fit as they should.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:45 PM   #4
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I see a post about lug nuts once in awhile and it got me to wondering.
Do people ever check closed end lug nuts for bottoming out before they seat on the taper?
I have also seen reproduction nuts that did not have the counterbore on the leading edge.
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I see a post about lug nuts once in awhile and it got me to wondering.
Do people ever check closed end lug nuts for bottoming out before they seat on the taper?
I have also seen reproduction nuts that did not have the counterbore on the leading edge.

I do not know if people check but Vince Falter has a webpage on the subject.

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/dangerouslugnuts.htm

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Old 09-02-2020, 07:02 PM   #6
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A number of years ago some very dangerous lug nuts were being offered by most suppliers. Most of probably dissipated by now, but some are still around. So be aware.

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Old 09-02-2020, 07:16 PM   #7
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When I was running stock model A wheels I used to use the large pattern race nuts.
They will compensate for slightly oversize holes in the wheel and still center ok.
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