Alloy wheel centres MG logo

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Martin dean
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Alloy wheel centres MG logo

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I have Minalite type wheels on my 69 MGB GT, one of plastic centres has gone missing.
I have tried searching the Internet without any luck. The problem is the hole diameter in the middle is not the same as the current Minalite type wheels.
The information cast into the wheels just reads - MADE IN ITALY 86 (which I think may be the year of manufacture)
6J x 14 and GB 0.03
The hole centre diameter measures 60 mm does not match anything I have found.
I would be very appreciative if any one could make help with my problem!
Thanks
Martin.
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Martin, you may know this already, but the hole in the MGB rostyle wheel is circa 5.5cm, and the cap with the MG logo is just over 6cm.
You may be able to get these to fit with some additional material?
Ideally find someone with these wheels and test fit one of the caps.
I am guessing you mean Minilite wheels, but I had thought these were made in the UK?

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1972 BGT, Blaze, Navy trim, recessed grill
1961 Midget, 948cc, Clipper Blue, Blue trim and weather gear
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And of course the MG logo badges are available separately.

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Ian. Thank you for your reply. I will certainly look into rostyle wheel centres.
The Minator Minilite wheels have a flat centre boss which accepts the extended wheel centre plus MG logo. The eight spoke Minilite wheels which I have, the centre boss already extends by 28mm. This cast extension plus the length of the new Minator centre would I think look rather strange!!
Thank you again
Martin.
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Hi Martin, I think your wheels were made by GB Wheels and they were very popular for MGBs and Minis during the 1970s when there were not many affordable alloy wheels around. I have search the internet for contact details without luck, but it appears John Brown Wheels still sell GB wheels, although they are a more modern style so perhaps a call to them will help you.
See https://www.johnbrownwheels.com/ for contact details.
I do have a new Rostyle wheel centre which measures about 50mm diameter and also I have a 59mm Minator centre. I don't have wheels for either, so if you don't have any luck with John Brown Wheels you are welcome to have these to try.
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Post by Martin dean »

Peter my sincere apologies for the lack of a reply.
I did reply on about the 15th of May and submitted it, but for some reason it did not register on the Forum. I am trying again!
I contacted John Brown Wheels who were very helpful. I emailed two photos of the remaining wheel centres and their reply was that they have a Retro range which are almost identical. I have now received a replacement plus an MG. Adhesive logo, job done.
Thank you again for the offer of the Rostyle and Minator centres and your advice. I will now try to submit this again!
Kind regards
Martin.
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