Sign in to follow this  
roysboystoys

Houk / Wire Wheel Corp. Of Ammerica hub cap wrench

Recommended Posts

2 3/" x 13 1/2"

See photos for condition

$69 shipped in USA

USPMO or PayPal , buyer handles fees

Send a private message

Thanks

Roy

DSCN1396.JPG

DSCN1397.JPG

DSCN1398.JPG

DSCN1399.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your orphan wheel spanner needs a car a bit smaller than a Stutz.    Stutz used Houk #5 size,  but they changed from that style to an  interchangeable wheel nut as to size and thread pitch ,  some time before the last of the detacheable cylinder head T head fours in the 1920s.   If my memory is correct, Ian Smith's special 1918 Bearcat had that style wheel nuts, but considerably larger.  (  Ian's crank shaft had a longer stroke than standard)'.  The Hayes wire wheels of my Roamer Duesenberg are the same #5 standard , , but the material is a white bronze because of nickel content, no doubt;  and the thread pitch is different.  On the #5 size,  the measurement across the sides of the hexagon is 3 1/4 inch which is considerably larger than your spanner.   Hudson and Buick were also among optional users of #5 Houk.   There were smaller Houk wheels , including possibly Templar and HCS which I believe were # 4.5,, and #4 were smaller again as sometimes used by such as Hupmobile.   Very small Houk were used after-market on T Ford speedster types; but they were much smaller than your spanner size.  I hope this gives you some guidance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 3:47 PM, Ivan Saxton said:

Your orphan wheel spanner needs a car a bit smaller than a Stutz.    Stutz used Houk #5 size,  but they changed from that style to an  interchangeable wheel nut as to size and thread pitch ,  some time before the last of the detacheable cylinder head T head fours in the 1920s.   If my memory is correct, Ian Smith's special 1918 Bearcat had that style wheel nuts, but considerably larger.  (  Ian's crank shaft had a longer stroke than standard)'.  The Hayes wire wheels of my Roamer Duesenberg are the same #5 standard , , but the material is a white bronze because of nickel content, no doubt;  and the thread pitch is different.  On the #5 size,  the measurement across the sides of the hexagon is 3 1/4 inch which is considerably larger than your spanner.   Hudson and Buick were also among optional users of #5 Houk.   There were smaller Houk wheels , including possibly Templar and HCS which I believe were # 4.5,, and #4 were smaller again as sometimes used by such as Hupmobile.   Very small Houk were used after-market on T Ford speedster types; but they were much smaller than your spanner size.  I hope this gives you some guidance.

Thanks for the education. I used ebay ads for my info, it was on the internet , so it had to be right ! 

I figured anyone interested would know more then me and decide if it was correct. 

It seems this was more for the Overland wheels? I see where they are refitted to  Model T Fords.

Looks like that market has diminished , but I saw some ads for $125 for this wrench.

I'm aware the market is small , but hopeful it will connect with someone in need

Thanks again

Roy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this