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New found wheel nut problem.

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Maverick2518, May 18, 2019 at 9:03 AM.

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  1. Maverick2518

    Maverick2518 Member

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    Hi all!

    It’s the weekend so of course that means, let’s all work on our land rovers!

    I’m so close to getting mine on the road now but, in true series fashion, I’ve hit a snag!

    I’ve come to learn that when you have parts from 3 different landys, you end up with a bit of a mongrel.

    My 2a currently has s3 axels and wella 8 spokes on it. However, one corner has been replaced, probably by myself (due to lack of knowledge), with a s2 hub. Unbeknown to me, until the 11th hour, I didn’t pay much attention, and now I have come to note the difference in wheel nut thicknesses, and how the wheel doesn’t seat properly.

    My question is... does anybody know, before I go and buy the wrong bits, if I can change s2 threads to s3, or do I need to source a s3 hub?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Colthebrummie

    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    I think the wheel studs just knock out don't they? Although that sounds easier than it really is. I'd measure the hub and studs in your 2a hub and compare with the 3 hub. I doubt if LR made many changes between the two models. In fact I'm surprised the studs are a different length between the two models. Is the axle in question a Salisbury or Rover?

    Col
     
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    tottot Well-Known Member

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    There was a change in wheel stud size somewhere in the middle of 2a production from screw in studs and smaller wheel nuts [ my 63 has the small] to press in studs and larger wheel nuts [ same as series 3 ] . Swap the hub is simplest.
     
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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Why doesn't the wheel seat properly, I thought wheels were interchangeable up to the 1990's?
     
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    tottot Well-Known Member

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    Wheels are the same stud pattern.
     
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