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Postby stuupnorth » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:31 am

I have posted this question on another site
is it possible to remove the centre of a riveted morris wheel and fit it to the rim of a mgb (also riveted ) wheel
to make up a set of 5 1/2" wheel?
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Re: wheels

Postby Panky » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:42 pm

It was suggested that the ones on Ted where just that but not so sure now. But whatever they are they are wide rims from something else riveted onto the Minor centres.

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Re: wheels

Postby emjay » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:44 pm

First, it'll have to be earlier wheels since the later ones are welded. Second, all 14 inch rims do not have the same inside diameter, so verify you have compatible rims. When I did a pair, I needed a thin shim between center and rim. Third, the rivet holes most likely will not be in the same place, so the old ones will need to be filled (welded). Fourth, a bit of fixturing is needed to hold everything in place if new holes need to be drilled into the rim. Yes, it can be done, but you need to do some research first.
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Re: wheels

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:14 pm

And as I pointed out already - the Minor centres are relatively thin metal - really not suitable to carry wider rims safely !
 









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Re: wheels

Postby mogimad » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:50 am

Ford focus/KA 14" rims are what your looking for, the ones with four stud pcd...
Cut the centres out the ford rims, dressing the welds down to the rim surface,
this way avoiding any damage to the hoop....
Weld up the valve hole as this will be on the inside...
Grind the heads off the rivets on the mog wheels and knock the them out with a suitable punch...
Cut through the mog hoop with a grinder and knock the centre out....
dress up the mating surfaces ready for welding..
Chap the mog centre into the ford hoop, it should be a neat fit....
Mount it on the rear axle and with a large set square on a fixed point on the flat ground, hold it up to the rim and spin...
You'll see where it needs to be tapped to true it up.....take off and weld the bejesus out of it....
Drill 7/16 or 11mm for the valve, paint,fit valve, mount tyre, Balance , bolt it on and enjoy... Easy peasy....
You'll find a marked improvement on stability and steering.....
I've taken on board Roy's suggestion that the mog wheel centre is somehow thinner and not suitable to take the strain of a wider rim....I have found this not to be the case as the centres of the mog wheels are thicker than the ford centres, either that or I have a faulty micrometer....check for yourself when you do the rehoop...

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Re: wheels

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:33 pm

Interesting! It just looked too thin for safety to me when I mocked one up with a Vauxhall wheel rim. Which looked thicker - but I didn't measure anything. Perhaps my judgement was clouded by experience with early Mini wheels - which were too thin and used to rip off over the nuts!
 









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