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Old 01-17-2013, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by capeduece View Post
my friend has a set of old cragars on his 56 belair and they say cragar s/x on the centercap. they look just like torque thrust but the cap doesn't have the 5 bolts holding it on like trq thrust . I have never seen them on any thing else. they are sweet!
.. The early 'Cragar 5-spoke mags' around mid 1960's, apparently for patent reasons, had the opposite spoke shape from American Racing SS 5-spokes... the Cragar spokes were fatter in the inner ends and smaller on the outer ends, opposite of A.R.'s... I didn't like those Cragars... later they switched to A.R. SS style...

.. The press-in center caps (and stock wheel covers) prolly weren't legal for dragstrip use, because they popped out easily on bumps... could hit spectators... hence the A.R. centercaps have 5 screws holding them on... of course, press-in center caps were great for the sales of replacement centercaps...!!
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