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#1 Dan Marx

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Another find. What year Olds does this grease cap fit? Inside threads are in good shape.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:32 AM

Need the material it is made of and the inside dimensions. I think it is probably one of the 30 series from the twenties. How thick is it? Is it two piece?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

Made of aluminum, single piece, 2 5/8 in ID; 2 7/16 inch thread ID; 2 inch tall.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:48 AM

I am guessing a little but I think that this goes to a 24-26 model 30. In later years the hubcaps were somewhat flimsier and had the word Oldsmobile spelled out.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:56 AM

Jack Martells book "Antique Automotive Collectibles' has a photo of an Olds hubcap that looks like this one and it is listed as 1920 .

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:12 AM

I don't think it is a 1920 hubcap . Through 1923 Olds used a two piece hubcap that used a cap on top of a sombrero shaped cover. These had a cap somewhat similar to what is shown but all of them had outside threads. Those inside threads look to fit and are the right size to fit a wheel hub, not a sombrero shaped inner hubcap.




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