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Old Jun 8th, 2019, 17:12   #11
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The stud? That locating pin for [some] earlier wheels? It can be unscrewed and replaced with a set screw.
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Old Jun 12th, 2019, 10:49   #12
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The stud (as we are calling it) is there to hold the disc onto the hub with the wheels off and to assist wheel location when changing a wheel for whatever reason

Probably to fit Virgos in the past, the studs on my car have been reduced in length (partly sawn off!!). That too presents no problems and retains their functionality...
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Old Jun 12th, 2019, 13:45   #13
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I've always understood the "stud" (prong about 3/4" long ?) was there to ensure that the wheel could only be refitted in one position as it had to coincide with a single hole in the wheel.
It used to be possible to get wheels balanced on the car, the balance being lost if the wheel was ever replaced in a different position on the wheel studs. For some reason that doesn't seem to matter now - perhaps hubs and disks are better balanced in manufacture?
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That is my understanding Clifford. A locating pin for that time when Jo Public were "persuaded" that balancing needed to be done on the car.
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Old Jun 12th, 2019, 20:57   #15
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The stud (as we are calling it) is there to hold the disc onto the hub with the wheels off and to assist wheel location when changing a wheel for whatever reason

Probably to fit Virgos in the past, the studs on my car have been reduced in length (partly sawn off!!). That too presents no problems and retains their functionality...
IIRC Videos have an indent on the mounting face that allows them to be properly located over the stud.
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Old Jun 13th, 2019, 08:08   #16
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It's a long time since I've seen a steel wheel with the extra small hole to align over the stud. In the past I used to drill a small hole in the wheel, but it's easier to cut the stud off, replace it with an ordinary bolt, or just unscrew it and not bother.
Nothing's going to fall off while you change a wheel.
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IIRC Videos have an indent on the mounting face that allows them to be properly located over the stud.
The perils of using a mobile phone - "Videos" should, of course, be "Virgos".
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