[pre-xk] Spare wheel cover center section

I decided to get some dings removed from the spare wheel
cover of the '37 1 1/2L saloon. Once the black paint was
stripped I saw that the center section is brass. Studying
photos in Alan Crouch’s SS & Jaguar Cars, there is evert
choice if treatment. Painted over, left in metal, or paint
the center section, leaving the outer edge and center in
metal.

Questions: is there a preferred style for originality? And
should exposed metal be brass or chromed? Inputs
welcomed!

David–
David - '61 & '69 OTS, '37 SS Saloon El Dorado Hills, CA
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Make that “every choice of”, not "evert choice if."Sent from my iPad

On Jul 4, 2014, at 12:07 AM, “David Shield” <@David_Shield> wrote:

I decided to get some dings removed from the spare wheel
cover of the '37 1 1/2L saloon. Once the black paint was
stripped I saw that the center section is brass. Studying
photos in Alan Crouch’s SS & Jaguar Cars, there is evert
choice if treatment. Painted over, left in metal, or paint
the center section, leaving the outer edge and center in
metal.

Questions: is there a preferred style for originality? And
should exposed metal be brass or chromed? Inputs
welcomed!

David

David - '61 & '69 OTS, '37 SS Saloon El Dorado Hills, CA
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In reply to a message from David Shield sent Fri 4 Jul 2014:

The Ace spare wheel covers had a chromed centre section and
a chrome trim at the edges where the inner and outer parts
joined.
There was a casting in the centre with a long bolt that
secured the assembly to the car with the hex head cast as an
SS badge. Mazak unfory=tunately so many haven’t lasted
well.

They must have been terrible to have to lift the whole
assembly out of the mudguard by the side of the road. Some
have had a handle welded to the bayonet centre fitting to
make it easier to lift… presumably by the factory.

There were rubber grommmets in the back where it rested
against the guard and a brass plate with a welter of patent
numbers attached near the chrome trim.–
Ed Nantes SS
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That describes this one well, Ed. It has the brass plate with patent info, the chrome trim is there but should be replated, and the brass casting is there. As is the long bolt and SS insignia. The center section (having had paint removed) is brass, not chrome, but the chrome may have been removed in 1980 by the earlier restorer and then just painted.

So, I should have it chromed again. Maybe paint the center ring between the main center and the trim edge, as in some of the photos in Alan Crouch’s book.

DavidOn Jul 4, 2014, at 4:32 AM, Ed Nantes enantes@bigpond.com wrote:

In reply to a message from David Shield sent Fri 4 Jul 2014:

The Ace spare wheel covers had a chromed centre section and
a chrome trim at the edges where the inner and outer parts
joined.
There was a casting in the centre with a long bolt that
secured the assembly to the car with the hex head cast as an
SS badge. Mazak unfory=tunately so many haven’t lasted
well.

They must have been terrible to have to lift the whole
assembly out of the mudguard by the side of the road. Some
have had a handle welded to the bayonet centre fitting to
make it easier to lift… presumably by the factory.

There were rubber grommmets in the back where it rested
against the guard and a brass plate with a welter of patent
numbers attached near the chrome trim.


Ed Nantes SS
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In reply to a message from David Shield sent Fri 4 Jul 2014:

David

There should also be a flat[ish] spanner in the tool kit that
fits the hex of the SS badge for removing it–
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This ‘flat-spanner’ with hexagon cut-out was only in the 1936-7 2-1/2 litre
Tool Kits, not in the 1-1/2 litre Tool Kits as per David’s 1937.

And interestingly although the 1936-37 Spare Parts Catalogue gives a
comprehensive listing of both 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 litre Tool-Kits, this
‘flat-spanner’ is not listed as being part of the 2-1/2 litre tool-kit,
although there is no question at all that it was always included with a
special dedicated cut-out provided in 2-1/2 litre tool-tray.

Roger Payne - XK140MC OTS; E-Type 4.2 S.1 OTS; DSV8.
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Behalf Of Ed Nantes
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Subject: Re: [pre-xk] Spare wheel cover center section

In reply to a message from David Shield sent Fri 4 Jul 2014:

David

There should also be a flat[ish] spanner in the tool kit that
fits the hex of the SS badge for removing it


Ed Nantes SS
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In reply to a message from Roger Payne sent Fri 4 Jul 2014:

The spare is held on with a faux spinner - a long bolt
finished with an SS-logo eared spinner. No hex spanner
needed - you use the lead hammer to loosen it.

I’m having that brass center of the ACE spare wheel cover
chrome plated, and I’ll paint the center ring, leaving the
center and ring in chrome.

Thanks, all.

David–
The original message included these comments:

This ‘flat-spanner’ with hexagon cut-out was only in the 1936-7 2-1/2 litre
Tool Kits, not in the 1-1/2 litre Tool Kits as per David’s 1937.


David - '61 & '69 OTS, '37 SS Saloon El Dorado Hills, CA
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1936/37 SS 1.5 litre and 2.5 litre Saloons
I am in the process of getting a batch of these 1.5 litre SS wheel covers made.
We have made some 2.5 litre ones which are bigger
If anyone is interested in getting one can they please contact me at:
tmcgrath@bigpond.com
terry