[ROVERNET - UK] RE: rovernet Digest, Vol 52, Issue 28

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sun Mar 25 05:34:46 BST 2007

The wires did not have the knock-on caps that MGs have.
They used a decagonal spanner, with a mallet (official Rover toolkit).  My
TC was wire wheeled.

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From: "Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton" <smokeandsteam at san.rr.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:06 AM
Subject: RE: [ROVERNET - UK] RE: rovernet Digest, Vol 52, Issue 28


There were several different alternative wheels and trims

1 Rostyles (Home and *some* export markets - 2000TC only.)

2 Knock on wires (-ditto- and ceased to be available after about 1969 as
factory option)

3 Magnum 500 - this is a Rostyle look alike, and which was as far as I know
solely a NADA option for 2000TCs and required special hubs with a different
(Ford) stud pattern with a smaller PCD. This, as far as I know, had been
withdrawn by the time the 3500S became available.

4 "Magstar" made by Kelsey-Hayes and which was a composite wheel where a
steel rim was riveted to an alloy centre. These were available for the
Federal 3500S and didn't need special fittings. They are a bit of an
acquired taste for those used to more sedate appearances (like scoops on the
hood, but they do grow on you)


-----Original Message-----
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] On Behalf Of Dirk Burrowes

I thought that the 3500S NADA was only fitted with the look a like Rostyle
hubcaps and the stud size is different. Perhaps I am mistaken but I have
never seen a 3500S without the cheesy hubcaps that was considered stock.

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