[Mgs] Wheel nuts

Murray Arundell arundell at ghs.com.au
Sat Nov 21 17:58:35 MST 2009

Written by someone who has never come back to his car to find one or all of
his wheels missing...... :)

Murray Arundell
Brisbane Australia

On Sun Nov 22 10:50 , Max Heim  sent:

>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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