Princess Anne rim query

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Post by Stoddy » Tue May 28, 2019 9:05 pm

My car has 5 Princess Anne alloys. 4 are fitted with 205's and one, the spare, had a 185. One of the back tyres was a bit soft and cracked so I thought I would replace it and the old 185 spare both with 205's. All was well until I came to fit what had been the spare and I couldn't get the nuts on. On closer inspection the spare has 18mm holes and the rim that was on the car has 20mm holes for the wheel nuts!

Is there a set of different nuts that I could use with this rim. I could swap the new tyre over but that leaves me with no spare.

Thanks for any advice.

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Post by scimjim » Tue May 28, 2019 9:13 pm

I would imagine they’re imperial rather than metric?

I think you have 3 choices - get them redrilled, get a set of nuts made or don’t carry a spare :D


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Post by Stoddy » Tue May 28, 2019 10:29 pm

Thanks Jim that's what I was thinking too. I don't like the idea of no spare. One other option I gues would be to pick up a rim with the right sized holes for my hub bolts. Was there a change in the size at some point and if so am I looking for a rim of an early or late car? Mine is a 72 on an L.

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Post by scimjim » Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 pm

The MAG GT wheels were made in dozens of different sizes for different applications other than Scimitars - I think there’s only one part number in the Reliant book as they were only listed as an option for a short time (70-72).


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed May 29, 2019 5:29 pm

Your spare may have been originally fitted to something like a Triumph, with 7/16 wheel studs - as Jim says, they were supplied to suit all sorts.
Just another thought - have you tried the fit of the spare under the bonnet, with a 205 tyre on it?


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Post by Stoddy » Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 pm

Hi Roger. The wheel was in the boot when I got the car and I was proposing to leave it there. I went for the 205 option as it was cheaper to replace 2 than to replace 5 with 185's. For the time being I'll get the new tyre swapped over to the scimitar rim and I'll source another rim and carry a can of foam in the meantime.

Thanks for your help.

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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu May 30, 2019 3:07 pm

Ah, fair enough, that's obviously not a problem then :) I use 205s on the Yellow Peril, but I have a 195 under the bonnet as a "space saver" "get you mobile in an emergency" spare



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Post by 1969SE5 » Thu May 30, 2019 3:41 pm

had similar issue, and redrilled... all ok, also running 205 inc spare, just have to introduce it at a 45 degree angle to the spare area, and lower slowly............


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