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Spacers are not legal unless fitted by the OEM according to NCOP11.

From a practical standpoint they are fairly commonly used and hub centric designs with a centering spigot to match the wheel inner bore would be preferable.

If the casting is the same between all four wheels, so their is sufficient material to machine off I would think getting this done would be the better solution long term since you are going to hang onto the car. I wouldn't think there is much difference between machining up a custom spacer and facing a wheel hub...

Maybe have a chat with Alliance Rim Repairs to see what they could do


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yes I would say machining the wheel hub would be prefered as long as there is sufficient material there to be removed, which I guess there will be, for a machine shop local to you it shouldn't take more than half an hour of labour to do, $50-75 at a guess, plus cost to remove and refit tyre, I'd be happy to do it but the cost of freight to and from Brissy may be the killer, I didn't plan on charging for the spacer just trying to help out your solution, but I would need definate dimensions


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Hang on to the wheels for as long as you want. They've been sitting on the rack for a while.


Thanks so much Pete...


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Thanks for the offer Lee... I wouldn't be a real fan of using a spacer long term, even though I am not really a burnout King kinda guy!

I know full well that they would be practically safe but nevertheless they are illegal.

My concern about machining the rim to correct the depth (thickness) of the hub and also set the backspace and offset to at least very close to the others, is that the condition of the rims following my (negligent) storage really doesn't justify keeping them long term... That said, perhaps it would be the best option at least for the first set of tyres...!

More to think about I guess... Thanks for the info and suggestions.


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trav68 wrote
Spacers are not legal unless fitted by the OEM according to NCOP11.

From a practical standpoint they are fairly commonly used and hub centric designs with a centering spigot to match the wheel inner bore would be preferable.

If the casting is the same between all four wheels, so their is sufficient material to machine off I would think getting this done would be the better solution long term since you are going to hang onto the car. I wouldn't think there is much difference between machining up a custom spacer and facing a wheel hub...

Maybe have a chat with Alliance Rim Repairs to see what they could do

Thanks Trav. Will see if they are open tomorrow.


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Hey Mike have you got a picture and size of wheel you have?


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scott66stang wrote
Hey Mike have you got a picture and size of wheel you have?


Will post one up later Scott... 15" X 8" Hustler


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Try gumtree
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Thanks Nassi, but I think the dragways are slightly different to the hustlers - just had a close look of the rims in that pic and it looks like they have no centre cap mounting point.

I guess though, as a complete set of rims they would all match and be a cheap option.

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mikes68 wrote
scott66stang wrote
Hey Mike have you got a picture and size of wheel you have?


Will post one up later Scott... 15" X 8" Hustler


Hey Scott... Sent you a couple pics on your phone


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Well, I think I have done pretty much everything that I can now for the big day tomorrow. The project is booked in for first thing in the morning so will be dropping it off at 08:00 then hopping the train in to work for the day.

Unfortunately my NPD order did not turn up this week which is really strange as they have always turned up within 7 full days from order... In this order was a new speedo cable, a new rear view mirror and park brake handle which were the only things that I Knew that I MUST have for the inspection with everything else all done (I think).

I actually found my original speedo cable and was surprised it to be in reasonably good condition so cleaned it up, oiled it up and reinstalled it. Looks fine for now.

I also put the old park brake handle back in then locked it in place with a jubilee clamp and wrapped it up in black electrical tape to cover up the sharp edges of the clamp. I will mention this to the inspector tomorrow and let him know the order is on its way along with the rear view mirror - shoulda taken Scott up on his offer the other week... DOH!! Hopefully the inspector whom I have used a few times before and is a very reasonable guy will let it slide for now.

My new window winder handles didn't have the knobs on them - will be in the next order - and so I hunted around for my old ones. Found the rears and quickly put them in temporarily however I only found 1 of the front ones and it had the knob broken off so I did a quick 1966 conversion using Craig's project as a donor! I promise I will put them back later Craig Smile

I also pulled the gear selector out and put the new bushes in to the selector shaft. Put it back together and it feels absolutely perfect to use. Best $2.48 spent yet I reckon!

I got my 48 hour temp movement permit and took her for a bit of a run around town and checked the speedo is working, wipers, blower (still needs looking at but runs) all lights, window washer pump and anything else I could do on the roads like steering, suspension, brake and acceleration tests etc. it really does feel really good to drive with no wandering, bump steer, diving or anything noticed.

Well, time to tuck her away for the night and will head off first thing tomorrow.

Will post an update as soon as I know. Of course I am hoping for the best but I know that you can still get caught out on things that have been overlooked - whatever they may be so fingers will be crossed. It should have better odds of passing but I am prepared for a fail if it happens.


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I have a good feeling you are going to pass Mike, may the force be with you Spot On


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Thanks Scott...


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Good luck Mike, everything's crossed for ya...


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Pinto-Pete wrote
Good luck Mike, everything's crossed for ya...


Cheers


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