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Re: Need help finding correct center cap screw



Why not re-tap all the wheels to accept the #8 -32 tpi?
Both use a #29 tap drill size.
Then you could go to the current screw offering.
All you'd have to buy was a #8 -32 tpi tap, and 20 screws from American Wheel.


Jimmy

On 9/13/14, 'N. L. Devotie' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List
Clubhouse <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for all the help.  Apparently just about every American Racing
> Torque Thrust wheel on the planet uses an 8-32 Stainless Steel Flat-Head
> Socket Cap Screw to fasten the caps.  These exist at Lowes.  My wheel wants
>
> an 8-36 screw which of course does not exist at Lowes, or my local hardware
>
> store.  In fact, neither have any type of 8-36 screw.  They were probably
> short-handed at the factory that day and pulled some guy in from accounting
>
> to fill in that wanted to use up some of the unused inventory (make the
> book look better).  I was able to find such a fastener on the Internet at
> McMaster-Carr.  Minimum ordering unit is 100, so if anyone needs 99 of
> these things let me know.  LOL!
>
> On Friday, September 12, 2014 9:00:58 AM UTC-4, N. L. Devotie wrote:
>>
>> I have the attached wheels on my car, and somehow I've managed to lose one
>>
>> of the screws that holds on the center cap.  Its actual a flat headed
>> allen
>> wrench kind of screw.  I'm told these are American Racing Torque Thrust
>> wheels, but some older vintage that was actually made in Canada.  I cannot
>>
>> confirm the accuracy of either of these two statements.  I've talked to
>> some wheel gurus but got nowhere. I've managed to get an American Racing
>> center cap screw that looks identical to mine, but it turns out the
>> threads
>> are slightly coarser.  Any of you have these wheels and can confirm what
>> they are?  Any source for the dang screws?
>> -nld
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E-AaKaIGyZg/VBLuWQCvRTI/AAAAAAAAABs/2WamNsefH_g/s1600/Wheel-2.jpg>
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