Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Information

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Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Information

Post by SE50039 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:05 am

Should the Princess Anne alloys have "GT" or "GTE" stickers on the centre caps?


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:54 am

I would have assumed GTE as I don't think they were fitted to the GT were they?


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by SE50039 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:30 am

I agree Jim, I also would have assumed they were not fitted to the GT however, on page 94 of Don Pither's Reliant Sports Cars, lower photograph, it refers in the text to "GT alloy wheels" on Princess Anne's SE5. In that pic the wheels appear to have GTE in the centres but years ago when I first got my set of Princess Anne alloys, Graham Walker sold me a set of new centre caps which have "GT" in them. They seemed to be in the right bag with the right part number so I wonder......


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:57 am

If you look at page 225 of TSAIF - Don refers to the GTE wheels as "GT" SE5 (1970-1972). On page 93 he refers to the change of suspension in Aug 68 from Daimler based to TR6 type (with the intro of the SE5) and says that the steel wheels had to be slightly modified....many subsequent owners...have fitted....alloy wheels"


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:59 am

Having said that, I have seen at least 2 cars with 15" PA wheels - I'm still not convinced that they were an option on the coupe though (they're not listed on the Sept 67, Nov 68 or Oct 69 price lists)?


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by windy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:36 am

AFAIK the original centres are chromed plastic, with a "GT" logo sticker in the centre. I have a scan of this sticker somewhere if anyone wants to recreate it.



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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:45 am

was that the makers name? the parts manual shows the composite wheels with a "Dunlop" logo on the centre cap :-)


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by windy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:50 am

Thats a distinct possibility, or perhaps the style of wheel was GT? I don't think it was anything to do with the model of car they were fitted to.



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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:54 am

here
roymck wrote:My 15 inch princess anne wheels made by GT wheels...
I knew someone somewhere had mentioned it :-)


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:04 pm

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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by lambrettald » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:45 pm

Hi there - from a previous article I read years ago the Princess Anne type wheels were made by Mill Automotive products hence the mag wheel title in drawing ( also stamped on the rear of the wheels if I remember correctly) . I believe the 15 inch version was produced for the Triumph Tr6 but they also produced these wheels in various sizes (10 inch mini wheels also available.

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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by windy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:24 pm

Ahh, so thats what the M.A.G PRODUCT cast into the rear of the wheel stands for (just been in the shed to check mine :) )



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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by DavePoole » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:31 pm

Hi All,

Yes, as David said previously the wheels were made by Mill Accessory Group Ltd (MAG Products).

As far as I know they only produced the oprional MAG Alloys for Scimitars in 14" x 6", but various size wheels were available directly avaialble through other dealers.

The rear of the Scimitar wheels should be stamped: 6JKx14,496,MAG PRODUCTS,SM,MADE IN ENGLAND

As regards to the logo, I believe wheels supplied from the dealers would have had "GT" on the hubs:

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All the original pictures of Scimitars that I have with the optional "Mag Wheels" AKA "Princess Anne Wheels" have the SE5 Scimitar Sword logo:

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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by SE50039 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:59 am

Brilliant bit of info there Dave, cheers!!


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Re: Princess Anne MAG Alloy Wheel Centres / Hub caps

Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:06 pm

Was trying to read the picture - is the largest 6x15?


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