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Old 02-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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I saw A 1926 T with six lug nuts on wooden spoke wheels . I have never seen this before . I don't think this is standard . What do you say?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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Standard was 4 on demountable rims. 5 on wire rims. 6 on aftermarket or accessory type wheels I believe. Might be wrong, but don't see them in '26 parts book.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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That was a conversion done so you could change the wheel if you had a flat. Murray Fahnestock's book "The Model T Ford Owner" shows how to do it. Of course, it you have two different size wheels you have to carry two spare wheels with the tires mounted.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Tom,
A clarification is needed. Were the 6 lug nuts you refer to on the outside of the wheel holding the rim on OR at the center of the wheel holding it to the hub?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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they were on the outside rim
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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4 lug demountable rims are usual Ford style, 5 lug are typical aftermarket, Firestone, and others. This 6 lug is an Atlas all steel spoke wheel, rather unusual, and 6 lug wood spoke wheels would be rare too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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Probably wrecking yard refugees adapted to the T hubs. Have seen that before.
Just for your info TT truck rear wheels did have 6 lugs.
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