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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.

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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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Post by Pepe » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:27 am

I recently bought nuts für my 15 inch PA MAG GTs. They are available on ebay.
They where not of the stainless type, some offer here but plated steel parts, but also really available and correct size.
I can dig them out if needed.this nuts will almost certainly also fit my 14 inch set...


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Post by Pepe » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 am

Hey guys....

found the nuts on eBay: Here they are... I bought those and they do fit the 15" Princess Anns on my Scimitar with 1/2" Wheelbolts.
Maybe worth a sticky? They are not exactly cheap but easier available and cheaper as handmade ones.

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