Re: Front drum hub and LH lug studs (Pic)
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Re: Front drum hub and LH lug studs (Pic)



Well this I know about the 1962 Newports and other boats.  The original wheels are held on with only 65 ft pounds.  Not all that much.  And if you put them on too tight it will warp the drums, especially on the back drums.  If I remember right more than 85 pounds will cause warpage of the drums and damage to the hubs (part of the drum, not normally separated)  So with such "light" torque of the lug nuts you can see why left handed treads on one side of the car could be a good thing.  Even if the wheels were not on tight, as you drive forward they will get a big tighter and the wheels are less likely to fly off the car.  

I too dumped my left handed threads.  I upgraded my front hubs to disk brakes from a 1976 Dart.  That means that my front wheel can be tightened to 85 pounds.  However my rears as still the same hub so I can not do the same.  I put all 4 of mine at 75 pound and split the difference.  Re-check them at 25 miles then 50 miles until they do not need to be tightened anymore.  

Lots of new cars are at 110 pounds to keep those things on.  

The basic rule of thumb is if the lug is 
7/16" it's 65-75 pounds
1/2" it's 75-85 pounds
9/16" 135-145 pounds
5/8" 150 pounds
10mm is 45-55 pounds (Honda 600 and Z cars, Chevy Sprints, first gen Geo Metros, Lots of those mini cars with tiny 10"-12" wheels)
12mm is 70-80 pounds
14mm is 85-90 pounds. 

My car has all 1/2" BUT I still have the stock rear drums so I can't go nuts with wheel torque.  

So that could be a reason to keep them, or just keeping it stock, or concourse restoration, or why not, nothing wrong with them, just don't forget, I'd mark the ends with red nail polish so the "L" stands out and not let idiots mess with my wheels.  


On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:56 PM, Cory Rempel <cory_383@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Might be a bit late to this party but why on earth would you want to keep the LH threads anyway?  I couldn't get rid of those things soon enough.  


 

From: corneliusdevries@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Front drum hub and LH lug studs (Pic)
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:01:12 -0700
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


I used one on my 64 that came off my 66 charger. Don't know the year application for other possible donors. Or new part sources but I bet someone does. 

Sent from John

On Apr 29, 2015, at 22:36, Herb <zephyr9900@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

By the way I should have said Clay's specialty is 62-65 MoPars.  Tell him Herb sent you, he & his son are just real nice, down to earth people to deal with.  O, and also a friend sent me a photo of a 62 Dodge for those that appreciate them.
 
 
 
 
 
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From: Herb
Date: 4/29/2015 7:37:42 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Front drum hub and LH lug studs
 
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-------Original Message-------
 
From: Gary H.
Date: 4/29/2015 6:58:30 PM
Subject: Fw: Front drum hub and LH lug studs
 
Resending this e-mail for Bob.
 
 
>  -------Original Message-------
 
>
>  Does anyone have a source for the lug hub for a 64 Belvedere and LH
>  lug studs? The wheel bearings on the front of my Bel blew and broke
>  the center hub. and I can't find one anywhere any help would be
>  appreciated. Thanks Bob A
 
 

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