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mystery wheel? what is it? 1920's-30's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by B Ramsey, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. B Ramsey
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 646

    B Ramsey

    a freind of mine has this one wheel. 18" split rim, ????

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  2. Appears to be some sort of knock off wheel,,no holes for studs. HRP
  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,223


    Yes, aftermarket "quick detachable wheel".

    Some brand names like Hayes, Buffalo, etc.

    There would be a special adaptor mounted to the hub for that pointed drive on the back of the rim hub. Then there will be a screw-on hubcap with either left or right hand threads depending on which side of the car.

    Not like LH lugnuts that go on the left side; these cars have LH on the RT side, and RH threads on the Left side. Some caps have a locking dog tooth that prevents the caps from tightening themselves on a drive wheel, or loosening on a braking wheel.
  4. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,373


    Buffalo Wire Wheel?? Maybe?? Purely a guess... Neat looking! Curious to see what you find out.

  5. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562


    Looks like a Rudge-Whitworth, made in Philadelphia between 1912-1930.
  6. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,011

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    That wheel is a #3 Buffalo. The #3 refers to the size & style of center.
    Buffalo made different size centers, #3 being the smallest.

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