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Slot Mag Wheel Nuts
#1
Hi All

I have just brought a set of these slot mags can / does any one have picture of part number for correct wheel nuts


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Thanks Nige
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#2
The correct ones for the 73 wheels are not available new
They were very tall
There are some truck versions that are tall but much wider
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#3
As noted, good condition Factory correct lug nuts are pretty much impossible to find. There are several brands of lug nut that are acceptable in appearance, but you can pick the vendor to purchase them from.

One thing you might want to address. The center caps are fastened with a mild steel Phillips head screw which does not play well with the forged aluminum wheel. Change them to stainless. I've always chased down the threads with a tap and then apply a bit of never seize to the threads. The cap in the picture appears to be a replacement from the original factory since one of the tabs is missing the screw hole. Factory had 5, replacements only have 3.
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(04-07-2018, 06:56 AM)Bill73Ragtop Wrote: As noted, good condition Factory correct lug nuts are pretty much impossible to find.  There are several brands of lug nut that are acceptable in appearance, but you can pick the vendor to purchase them from.

One thing you might want to address.  The center caps are fastened with a mild steel Phillips head screw which does not play well with the forged aluminum wheel.  Change them to stainless.  I've always chased down the threads with a tap and then apply a bit of never seize to the threads.  The cap in the picture appears to be a replacement from the original factory since one of the tabs is missing the screw hole.  Factory had 5,  replacements only have 3.

Thank you all for the info i have sent pm to ohio mustangs. Thanks Nigel
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#5
This lug nut is supposed to be an original one (that's what I was told anyway). It is a tall nut, the short nuts will not look right with the aluminum slots. I did find an aftermarket lug nut that was close in dimensions. I'll look to see if I can find the brand and part number. The pictures of the wheel show the aftermarket lug nut. 

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#6
The lug nuts I used are Gorilla nuts. They are the 1/2 by 2 inch ones, number 66188 (bulk number) or 66187 (clam shell pack). They are slightly shorter than the originals.

http://www.gorilla-auto.com/lifetime-lug-nuts



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#7
Here is picture of the Ford part # on the box for the nuts. They are difficult to find for sure. I have 4 sets of wheels, one set on car and three spares, and could use nuts to go with. Also the long locking nuts are gone also. You never know when you will need a spare. Back in the day you could buy at swap meet for $10.00 each because everyone wanted a wider wheel.
Be sure and measure your center hole and compare to your center lug on your axle and spindle. Ford made these to fit Mercury which had a larger hole diameter. If the wheel does not fit the spindle and axle hub the lug bolts will be doing the centering and holding up all the weight in shear. That is not good. You can make a sleeve if it is the Mercury wheels to close up the gap. The Maverick also used this wheel and had same center hole as Mustang along with the Comet. The big Mercury had the larger dia.
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(04-07-2018, 09:01 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Here is picture of the Ford part # on the box for the nuts. They are difficult to find for sure. I have 4 sets of wheels, one set on car and three spares, and could use nuts to go with. Also the long locking nuts are gone also. You never know when you will need a spare. Back in the day you could buy at swap meet for $10.00 each because everyone wanted a wider wheel.
Be sure and measure your center hole and compare to your center lug on your axle and spindle. Ford made these to fit Mercury which had a larger hole diameter. If the wheel does not fit the spindle and axle hub the lug bolts will be doing the centering and holding up all the weight in shear. That is not good. You can make a sleeve if it is the Mercury wheels to close up the gap. The Maverick also used this wheel and had same center hole as Mustang along with the Comet. The big Mercury had the larger dia.
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Hi David

Thank you very much for pics and info

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#9
Great info guys!  Thanks to all who provided clarification!  I'll delete my earlier post to help others who read this thread to gain the best knowledge!  I have never owned any of these wheels so I wasn't aware of the different lug nuts required.


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#10
Hi All 

I have managed to buy 10 from forum user i am looking for another 10 to buy please.

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