Another try. wire wheel cars does the

all snug as on car, does the inner central flat flange of the wire wheel meet right up to the brake drum, with almost no space, OR is there a half inch or so…so that with a flashlight you have enough clearance space between wheel center and drum to see the large nuts on the drum.? just takes a peek…let me know thanks. Nick

Looking at my '53 with 54 spoke wheels, the inner hub flange is 3/16" (maybe a little shy of that) from the drum; too close for me to see much into the gap.

About the same, 3/16”, on my ‘54. Cannot see the nuts.