Recommended Posts

I have a set of mid to late Sixties Rally wheels on my 65. Car seems to have a potpourri of different lug nuts. Looking on the Oreilly website, there is only about a MILLION different choices in 1/2-20 sizes. Will someone PLEASE tell me the right style of chrome lug nut for this wheel on this car? So many of the ones on it now have those chrome caps, which almost always bust loose off the nut, and make it a real @#$%^ to get on and off. If someone has a correct Dorman number or something, it sure would be helpful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ones from CARS claim to be "chrome capped". Be the same boat I am in now. The ones from Buick Centers may be a good alternative. Was hoping to find something local, but too many choices, lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The original lut nuts were an odd size with a chrome plated cover that went over them to make them a true SAE size.  If I were you, and this is what I did do, is get a set of solid ones, no cover.  The covers will split, fall off, then you don't have proper sized lug wrench to get them off.  You want an acorn nut 1/2-20 right hand thread with a 60 degree conical seat.  I think that I bought the Gorilla brand.  Most of the time if you buy a set, you get 16 nuts and 4 locking nuts.  The locking part is up to you.  Summit, JEGS, etc. all have them.  You might even be able to find them on Amazon or Walmart's equivalent.  Could be in your local NAPA, O'Reilly, Advance, or Autozone.

 

These are the ones that I bought but not from this place.

 

https://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/GOR41188-20.htm

Edited by RivNut (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, jframe said:

The ones from CARS claim to be "chrome capped". Be the same boat I am in now. The ones from Buick Centers may be a good alternative. Was hoping to find something local, but too many choices, lol

They have, or at least previously had, both types...buy the solids,

Tom

http://www.oldbuickparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_341_374&products_id=7035

Edited by 1965rivgs (see edit history)
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, RivNut said:

The original lut nuts were an odd size with a chrome plated cover that went over them to make them a true SAE size.  If I were you, and this is what I did do, is get a set of solid ones, no cover.  The covers will split, fall off, then you don't have proper sized lug wrench to get them off.  You want an acorn nut 1/2-20 right hand thread with a 60 degree conical seat.  I think that I bought the Gorilla brand.  Most of the time if you buy a set, you get 16 nuts and 4 locking nuts.  The locking part is up to you.  Summit, JEGS, etc. all have them.  You might even be able to find them on Amazon or Walmart's equivalent.  Could be in your local NAPA, O'Reilly, Advance, or Autozone.

 

These are the ones that I bought but not from this place.

 

https://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/GOR41188-20.htm

Ed,

The original `65 lug nuts were solid, not capped,

Tom

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 1965rivgs said:

Ed,

The original `65 lug nuts were solid, not capped,

Tom

Buick regressed from 1965 to 1973.  My (ex)wife and I bought a new Century Luxus in 1973 and the lugs for those wheels were capped.  After the first one broke, I went out and bought 20 solid ones and replaced them all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought some of these correct nuts from CARS last summer, after Tom informed me that mine were incorrect.

They are beautiful solid stainless steel with no caps.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, Seafoam65 said:

I bought some of these correct nuts from CARS last summer, after Tom informed me that mine were incorrect.

They are beautiful solid stainless steel with no caps.

Uh oh...sounds like I`m in trouble...again!

Tom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

They have, or at least previously had, both types...buy the solids,

Tom

http://www.oldbuickparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_341_374&products_id=7035

Not so certain that they will fit a 1963 although they claim that as that was the last year with half RH and half LH...

just a comment although not relevant for this 65.

Edited by SwedeDownUnderR63 (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chrysler used a lot of LH thread lug nuts back in the 60's AND they were LH threads, many 1/2-20.  Search for MOPAR LH lug nuts to ease your pain.

 

 

Edited by RivNut (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FWIW, I have the solid, SS ones from CARS on my '67 and they look right, won't rust and will never need to buy another lug nut.

Edited by EmTee (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a set from CARS on the way as I type this. How much torque? 75 ft. lbs. maybe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know about other guys but I normally torque lug nuts to 95-100 lbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

'63/'64 chassis manual says 65-85, but I will usually go to 90-95 just to be sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...