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 email@example.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
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
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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