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Replacing wheel studs on LF


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If anyone is considering replacing LF wheel studs on Gen 1 Riviera, I just did it.  I purchased standard Dorman studs # 610-441, pressed out the old studs and pressed in the new right hand treads.  I am running a 5/16 " spacer because I am using "newer" rally rims.

They work fine and there is no problem.  Upper is stock left hand thread and lower is new dorman.

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Patrick

Yes, you need to run spacers, at least 1/4 inch.  I am using 5/16 so the rim will sit flat on the brake drum.  The spacer I used in the uni-lug 5 on 5 spacer.  On the holes on the spacer that are not used for the lug bolts fit nicely over the protruded "rivets"

that are on the drum.  I am using the later rally rims.  They have no center ring on the rear.  These are called the 895 rims.  As far as I can tell the only difference between these and the early rims is the backspacing.  The early rims have 3 3/8 back spacing and the newer rims have 3 7/8 backspacing.  I did not find it necessary to use longer wheel studs because I am using the "acorn" style lug nuts and they work fine.

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On ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2016 at 6:57 PM, Riviera63 said:

The answer is yes. My 63 Pontiacs that I had previous to my 63 Riviera also had left-hand thread on the left side.

 

Bill

63 and earlier Oldsmobiles are the same. It's not just the lug nuts, also the left side spindle nut.

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