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Brass lug nut
Posted by: 1goldsniper
Date: August 26, 2018 09:22PM
Found the other day a brass lug nut with an L stamped in the middle of it. First guess was that is must be the left side lug nut for a Dodge. But who would make a lug nut out of brass? As most lug nut have a hole all the way thru this is capped off with the L stamped on the end. Any help on this?

Re: Brass lug nut
Posted by: DesertRokon
Date: August 26, 2018 11:02PM
Probably a left hand thread and guessing brass so that the lug nut threads would strip out before breaking the stud when over tightened while attempting to loosen it in the wrong direction.... Righty tighty - lefty loosely would not apply in this instance.

Re: Brass lug nut
Posted by: 1goldsniper
Date: August 27, 2018 09:32PM
Found it !
It is a left hand threaded 9/16" lug nut that Studebaker used from 1920-1924 Thanks to Erskine & Rockne Auto Club on the internet.

Re: Brass lug nut
Posted by: timwied
Date: August 31, 2018 09:48AM
Cool! Picture?

Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

Re: Brass lug nut
Posted by: Marcus Detectus
Date: April 02, 2019 07:31PM
Some earlier cars (including our 65 Dart) used left handed threads on one side of the car. The idea is similar to the reverse threads on a lathe to counter act any loosening of the jaws while turning.

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