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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:04 pm 
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I see on a similar thread that the spare wheel may not meet the rim edge radius test in the MSVA. So that can be covered up.
Does the same test apply to the front wheels ?
Also I presume the wheel nut top edges will need to be radiused if they are exposed , ie if no hub cap fitted ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:18 am 
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Hi

A bit odd that, from my test no and no, although I was picked up on spare wheel rim, valve!! And the centre nut in the spare wheel ( holding on the number plate assembly)

Also fins on barrel and head are excluded according to my tester!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:55 am 
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Hi,
With the usual warning, that testers may have a different view.
I used a moondisk cover for the spare wheel, see previous post, which met the requirements for the sphere test (which he did by eye) and nut covers (from CBS) on the wheel nuts. I would have used the standard chrome covers but I was tight on the vertical drop clearance test on both front and rear wheels.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:55 am 
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The front wheels should pass as they are as the hex corners of the wheel nuts can't be contacted by the knee-form and rolled edge of the rim is a standard manufacturer's supply and shielded by the mudguard IIRC ...
Neither were questioned at Beverley test centre.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:53 pm 
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Thank you ! That all confirms what I thought.
Chris, my instinct was to cover the wheel nuts with the standard hub cap but like you I found it that would be very close to the coverage of the mudguard.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:15 pm 
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The nut in the centre of the standard hub cap would fail on the radius test.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:36 pm 
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Duncan,
I don't have any experience with MSVA rules, but doubt they could find much to complain about if button-head screws were used instead of the original hex head setscrews used to attach the enjoliveurs.
I fit them as a sort of anti-theft device on cars which still have hubcaps...

duncan grimmond wrote:
The nut in the centre of the standard hub cap would fail on the radius test.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:20 pm 
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That would work. Do you turn a smaller diameter bit of shank to hold the retaining washer to prevent screw loss?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:09 pm 
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The MSVA requires the top half of the wheel to be within the projection of the wing (the vertical drop test that Chris mentions).
But a "wheel disc" and "securing nut" can be outside the projection of the wing by up to 30mm.
I do not have any wheel discs. How far is the standard wheel disc proud of the wheel rim anyone ?, please .
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:55 pm 
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I think I would chance my hub caps being knicked then have to deal with a button head and Allen keys in the dark in the rain changing a wheel :-)


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