[Mgs] Wheel nuts

Max Heim max_heim at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 21 17:50:35 MST 2009

The question is, why somebody felt it was necessary to protect their
Rostyles with a special locking nut....


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 11/21/09 4:19 PM, Charles Hill at chillmog at sbcglobal.net wrote:

> This happens fairly frequently with the street rod crowd. Either the key
> is lost or someone buys a car without the key.  Simple solution is to
> grind or sand the plating off of the top of the wheel lock and weld an
> appropriate size lug nut to the lock then take the whole mess off like a
> regular lug nut.  You won't be re-using the wheel lock anyway so nothing
> lost.
> Regards,
> Charles Hill
> Woerpel wrote:
>> A friend bought a '76 MGB with Rostyle wheels and wheel locks
>> and....no key.  The locking wheel nut has 3 grooves on the outside of
>> the nut running the long axis of the nut.  The grooves are spaced a
>> specific distance apart and accept a keyed socket to remove the nut.
>> So if one doesn't have a key how does one remove the nut?  The rib of
>> the wheel won't allow a grip type wrench.  A cut off wheel won't get
>> to the taper of the nut.  Is there a place to purchase a key?
>> Thanks for any assistance.
>> Dave W.
>> 59 MGA 1500
>> 59 :{)

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