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  1. racerboy9

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    #1 racerboy9, Jul 29, 2012
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    Anyone have a source for the original tire valve caps? I found this one at $1 each that looks close but the knurling isn't as fine.
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  3. racerboy9

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  4. 2GT

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    I got several from T. Rutlands a few years back. Fred
     
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    What is the original cap, if any, for a 72-73 US car?

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    I think the thread on the low mileage Dino 07920 has a pic of the original caps.
     
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    Picture in the OP is "close"....

    Knurling texture should be ribbed?
     
  9. racerboy9

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    My guess is that the knurled pic from 07920 is correct. The "ribbed" style is what I call coin edged like a quarter. I don't think that style is correct. I have the knurled style on my original '74 Stratos spare tire that looks like the one on 07920.
     
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    Good point, I'll have to check my older spares and see what is still on there!

    Thanks!
     
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    At an FCA National Concours, one of the judges told me that Mercedes caps are equivalent. I put them on for the next concours - no deduction.
     
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    Mercedes caps as in new model caps or from older Mercedes?
     
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    #12 isuk, Jul 31, 2012
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    Those Mercedes caps are the same as ones I bought from BMW around 10 years or so back. I knew they'd come in useful one day. I have just enough to fit my three cars.
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    I bought the same bmw caps 2 yrs ago. About $3-4 per cap.
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    Perhaps, but not the same as what's on Dino 07920, the current candidate for most original. The top perimeter is too rounded and the center bump is also too rounded. Post #1 is closest to what 07920 has, but not a perfect match.
     
  18. 4CamGT

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    The Mercedes caps are available from the Mercedes Classic Center for about $2.20 ea, part #007757-008600.

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