looking for lugs in all the wrong places

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 Posted: Mar 12, 2019 03:42PM
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so this set of wheels looks to have been modded.  A 3/4" end mill with a .742" lead-in starts into all the holes, and falls into one hole on two wheels, not others.  So previous owner drilled them out for a car with fattie studs.  My hope is that they did the mod on a mill with a rotary table (not just a drill press) so that the bolt circle stayed centered and the hole-to-hole separation stayed at 90.0 degrees...  I guess I have to check all that now.  Well, at least the tires are good.  Yeah.

 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 09:23AM
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A friend had that problem and went with 1/2" studs which opened up his choice for lug nuts.
I ran a set of Cosworth Vega rims on my Moke for a while and could not find a lug nut with a big enough shank so i ended up sleeving mine with some thin wall copper pipe and they worked fine. 
I have also seen regular tapered lug nuts used by machining a taper on each lug hole.

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 Posted: Mar 10, 2019 05:09PM
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For my Mags on my Pimlico I had grade 8 stainless steel bolts cut down and threaded inside to fit. No one had the correct bolts at the time.

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 Posted: Mar 10, 2019 04:52PM
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scoopman.. can you post me a photo?/ I have 100s of weird lug nuts in box in the parts room....  50 year old maypops?/ you can NOT fix  STUPIC..   my email is bille.cox@hotmail.com   phone.. 1.704.487.6797.. I do NOT do text PERIOD..

 Posted: Mar 10, 2019 03:54PM
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Decided to take a short cut home from local Cars and Coffee, got on I-95, minding my own business when bang floppity floppity flopitty the right front blew at 65.  Got it stopped on the shoulder without fudging my grundies, spare got me home.  My bad, driving on 50-year old maypops.  Hey no prob, I have other wheels with much newer (okay, this century) rubber...

So the Mini Wheel Dictionary says the wheels I just got are GKN and/or D&A Engineering.  But the lug holes are big, bigger than Minilite lug shanks which are 5/8" . I found a washer that would just slide through the lug holes and measured the washer,  its .736" diameter. That seems like a weirdo, they made lug nuts where the shank was 23/32" ?  If you know they made lug nuts with that shank then let me know and I will keep looking, otherwise I am thinking of sleeving these down to Revolution size lug holes, I can still find those lug nuts. thx.