[ROVERNET - UK] Fw: Fw: You have received photos from Adobe
Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition
jaguru at bellsouth.net
Tue Aug 1 06:46:58 BST 2006
Sorry, everyone, This is the email I meant to send to Rovernet. James
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Dean" <jaguru at bellsouth.net>
To: "Kent Kinard" <kkinard at wcc.net>
Cc: "James Dean" <jaguru at bellsouth.net>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: You have received photos from Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0
> Kent,..I certainly did I stir up a discussion, with a simple question
> about wheels! I will check tomorrow if the centers are welded, but the
> bolt pattern is slightly smaller than on a 3500s or a 68 2000TC, so it
> appears they are Magnum 500. I have 5 Magstars on my 69 2000TC, so am
> well aware of what those are, and what the nuts look like. So I learned
> something today.What I always thought were pre 68 Rostyles, were actually
> Magnum 500, and pre 68 2000TC did not have a different bolt pattern, only
> the cars with Magnum 500's did. Apparently, after 68, Rover did not use
> the Magnum 500 hubs, as the Rostyles replaced them? I assume Magnum 500
> hubs were an option made by Rover; not the wheel maker. It is a shame I
> didn't know that 30 years ago; I might not have scrapped dozens of Magnum
> 500 hubs, along with the stripped cars, when they were finished. If
> Europeans realized all that Americans throw away, they would be even more
> upset with us.
> Apparently all Europeans don't appreciate these wheels.In 1999. I
> rented my red 69 Rover to a French film company, shooting a car insurance
> ad in Miami. It was supposed to be in Paris; so they used French license
> plates and street signs. They didn't like my Magstars; so went to "Hubcap
> Heaven", got some Chevy Monza hubcaps and wired them over the Magstars..
> If anyone in Europe ever finds a copy of that ad, in an old magazine; I
> would love to have a copy. James Dean
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kent Kinard" <kkinard at wcc.net>
> To: "James Dean" <jaguru at bellsouth.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 5:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: You have received photos from Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0
> Starter Edition
>> Hi James,
>> I have used all Rover lug nuts interchangably from my '52 P4 to my '74
>> P6. All are the same thread, some are double ended. The ones for
>> Rostyles are chromed as are the deep ones for the P6B bolt through wheel
>> covers. Magstars use the same bolt pattern and stud size but different
>> lug nuts (I don't have any of the nuts at present.
>> The sole exception are the Magnum 500 wheels which use both a different
>> bolt patern and larger studs and nuts.
>> The wheels shown in some of your photos do not appear to have rivets.
>> This is one key to identifying the wheels. If they have NO RIVETS, they
>> are Magnum 500. All Rostyles of all sizes and bolt paterns (MG, Rover,
>> Ford, etc.) have their centers rivetted to the rims.
>> If your rims are WELDED to the centers, they are MAGNUM 500.
>> Measure the bolt patern. If it is NOT 5"x5, they are Magnum 500.
>> Visiually, looking at the wheel in profile as it sits on the car, they
>> are ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL APART, they are so much alike. There is a
>> very slight difference in offset. So a photograph of a Rostyle and a
>> Magnum 500 when comparred individually won't tell us anything.
>> Do not sell Magnum 500 wheels to anyone who does NOT have the special
>> hubs with the different bolt patern and studs. They will be upset. The
>> Magnum 500 and the Rostyle are not interchangable.
>> Kent K.
>> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 12:36:07 -0700
>> "James Dean" <jaguru at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>From: James Dean To: Kent Kinard Cc: James Dean Sent: Monday, July 31,
>>>2006 11:06 AM
>>> Subject: You have received photos from Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter
>>> Kent. Here are photos of wheels # 1-5, 2 photos of the front of each
>>> wheel. I offerred these to the guy from New Zealand.who inquired, and am
>>> awaiting his answer.. #1-3 @75 each , and #4 and #5 are $50 each. #
>>> 4 was protected from rust, because someone spilled what looks like
>>> fiberglass resin on it, that covered the low area. I t was brittle, so I
>>> chipped it away, but the small spots still sticking would be best
>>> removed with acetone. I told him if he wants me to do that, that that
>>> would be $25 more for #4. #5 has not had the back and rim
>>> finished, like the others, but will. I treat with Ospho anti-rust
>>> compound, then paint silver hammerite. I had always believed the lug
>>> pattern changed about 1968, when they changed the lugnuts. Since early
>>> lugnuts were an odd whitworth size, I thought US safety regulations
>>> made Rover change to a standard lugnut size, and I thought bolt patterns
>>> changed at the same time. I assumed these were early Rostyles. You
>>> think these are Magnums? James.
>>> The sender has included tags, so you can do more with these photos.
>>> Download Photoshop (R) Album Starter Edition-Free!
More information about the rovernet