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Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby DrEd » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:51 pm

Just rcvd set of 5 new 14 inch wheels from ESM. Unfortunately, they had the wrong lug-to-lug pitch (4.5 inches) for my Traveller. From the ad, I expected 4.5 inch width, but 4 inch lug pitch.

Any advice on getting some wheels that will actually fit???

Thanks -

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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby Murrayminor » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:50 am

Depends on the year of your traveller.
Some early cars had I believe a PCD of 4.5"

https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/userfile ... nd-pcd.pdf
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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby philthehill » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:39 am

Just to clarify does your traveller have a wheel pitch centre diameter (PCD) of 4.5" or 4.0"?


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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby simmitc » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:05 am

And is your Traveller standard brakes and hubs or has it been modified in any way; and what year is your car? It seems to me that the best advice is to speak to ESM, I have always found them to be very helpful.

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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:46 pm

Was a Traveller ever made with the earlier hubs of 4.5pcd? I don't believe so.

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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby RobThomas » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:55 am

Had a look on ESM site. No sign of 4.5 PCD steel wheels. Are you talking about alloys?
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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:45 pm

I've been outside and measured my spare wheel rims -
Series MM has a PDC of 4.5"
Series MM 4 and a half inch PDC.jpg
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Series II face-lift Traveller wheels are 4.0" PDC
Series II 4 inch PDC.jpg
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And, finally, Minor 1000 wheels have a PDC of 4.0"
Minor 1000 4 inch PDC.jpg
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Apart from the PDC, note the changes in hub cap fixing systems which also have a different spacing for different diameter hub caps.

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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:49 pm

DrEd wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Just rcvd set of 5 new 14 inch wheels from ESM. Unfortunately, they had the wrong lug-to-lug pitch (4.5 inches) for my Traveller. From the ad, I expected 4.5 inch width, but 4 inch lug pitch.

Any advice on getting some wheels that will actually fit???

Thanks -
Any chance of a photo of one of your new wheels with a ruler or tape measure across the bolt holes?

A picture of a wheel hub would be nice too.

George.

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Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Postby RobThomas » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:21 pm

Just to confuse the issue, J4 and Cambridge wheels LOOK the same as Morris 1000 wheels, have 4.5 or 4 inch width but have 4.5 PCD. They take Minor 1000 hubcaps, too, instead of Series MM ones. Central holes for 'locating' are bigger by about 5mm on the MM.
Morris 1000 wide wheel on the Morris 1000 rear axle but Cambridge wheel next to it.
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