Ed Emerson was just here, and he had these Kelsey lugs with him. I wonder if anybody here can ID them. What car uses Rims 118, 120, and 125? Why are the tops are angled like that?
23" TT lugs? I have a 23" wheel with those on it so I assume they are correct.
Yep, TT lugs... My '22 had those as well.
TT lugs with patent dates of 1909 and 1915?
Yep Steve, those are for the 23" (32 x 4 1/2) Kelsey rear wheels for a TT and they look to be NOS. I don't recall off hand what the rim number is, but I'm sure someone will chime in here shortly. Those are the same as the ones on my TT on my profile picture
They were not designed specifically for the TT. Kelsey made and sold wheels to many different brands. No telling what kind of car used them first.
I have trouble imagining how they work with those angled tops. Anybody have some closeup pictures?
First, I did read the blurry photo thread. With that said, here is a blurry photo of a lug. I believe the angled top was to allow for the lug to be swiveled out of the way to remove the rim and tire without taking the entire lug off.
That's it , Justin. I have had three trucks with them. It is a nice system.
Besides "easy rim and tire removal", perhaps the angled edge on the lug is designed to work as a cam of sorts so as to keep everything tight,...???