Centre caps

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Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:29 pm

So, in amongst my many spares are some 14" 5 spokes - you know, the Pollux ones.

I've also a a set of 4 centre caps. Today i thought i finally put the two together (frees up the tiniest bit of space)

However.....

The centre caps all have a locating pin.

The wheels do not have a hole for said pin.

Now the obvious solution would be to simply grind the offending item off; However it occurred to me that someone may like to trade their damaged pin caps (you know, where the previous owners didn't realise there was a locating pin, so just kept whacking the cap on wondering why it wouldn't seat) for my undamged pin ones?

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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:51 am

It's very strange that the wheel would not have a locating hole, is this normal?
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Re: Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:39 pm

no idea! Never looked at the "small" wheels before, as I'm Taurus wheels on all of mine.

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Re: Centre caps

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:47 pm

maybe confusion between Atlas and Pollux?
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Re: Centre caps

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 pm

Check the part no on the back - page 516 in the parts book will tell you which wheels they are for.
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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:56 pm

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=36003


Maybe see what type of wheel it is?


Edit:
http://web.quick.cz/volvo480club/dokumenty/wheels.htm


You gave me this very link to all the wheels used on the 480 :D
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Re: Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:18 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Check the part no on the back - page 516 in the parts book will tell you which wheels they are for.
An excellent plan; Part on cap cross-referenced and.....

It's as clear as mud.

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It fits all three wheels....

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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:52 pm

Might it be a part that looks the same on the outside but on the reverse is specialised for each rim type?
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Re: Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:01 pm

the part number is the same; and the book has the same part number.

Now the only other possible thing is that the wheels are the problem.... However, I think they were only fitted to the 480 (and not 340 etc)

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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:05 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:01 pm
the part number is the same; and the book has the same part number.

Now the only other possible thing is that the wheels are the problem.... However, I think they were only fitted to the 480 (and not 340 etc)
The Pollux was also fitted to the 440 and '60, but I assume they are the same part...
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Re: Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:06 pm

mystery continues...

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So, the part number 449724 doesn't seem to appear in the 480 parts catalogue (even with the magical 3 in front of it)

And whilst they look like Atlas wheels, they apparently have a part number of 3344651-9

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Re: Centre caps

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:47 pm

A search on the internet revealed about half a dozen ads for these, mostly on the continent, some saying for the 480, some 440/460. Confused ? Me too. :lol:
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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:54 pm

That is interesting, looks quite nice actually, a cross between a Taurus and an Atlas

I want to say Vega but it isn't
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Re: Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:51 am

MisterH wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:54 pm
That is interesting, looks quite nice actually, a cross between a Taurus and an Atlas

I want to say Vega but it isn't
Nooooo! These are Vega's

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They're also a 15" wheel. (and absolutely bloody lush!)

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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:26 am

Yes Vegas aren't my favourite, but they are very nice. When were they originally available? Any idea on what this mystery wheel is?
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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:32 am

http://www.turbobricks.org/forums/print ... =25&page=4


This place seems to have the mystery wheel marked down as the "Atlas"
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Re: Centre caps

Post by jifflemon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:50 pm

Yeah, atlas they are, but without centre cap holes and a different part number to the 480 Atlas wheels....

Maybe I should stick them on eBay as “rare wheels” :rofl:

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Re: Centre caps

Post by MisterH » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:23 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Yeah, atlas they are, but without centre cap holes and a different part number to the 480 Atlas wheels....

Maybe I should stick them on eBay as “rare wheels” :rofl:
Thank goodness, now I can get back to worrying over mildly important stuff :P
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