What do you think the wheels were cast from? They were an alloy
underneath the chrome plating. But that is not the point...
The point is that the term "mag" is still an identifier of wheels. Yes
it would be more correct to use the term "alloys". Who cares. You
people have taken the OP to task for using one silly term when his posts
were otherwise riddled with tripe.
...you doesn't have to call me Johnson.
Why are you arguing this with me if you don't know what a mag is. The Cragar
SS, the essential epicenter of mag development, was a steel wheel (yes,
steel rim) with an alloy center pressure casted to it, so no bolts or rivets
would have to be used. In those days the knowledge did not exist that would
allow anyone to manufacture a totally alloy wheel with the necessary
strength.....hence the need to cast an alloy center to a steel rim.
A mag is called a mag because of the inventive attachment process, not
because of the materials used.
Nice. Now you are moving on to name calling.
A quick google shows that you have contributed absolutely nothing of any
value to this newsgroup, so I'm confident that I will not be missing
PS - If your phone doesn't ring, that'll be me.
geez, it there really a page about what a mag is and isnt... cmon, you
guys, you must have something better to do than argue this point...and
to that end, havent you heard... "arguing on the internet is like
winning the special olympics... everyone thinks they are the "winner"
but they are still all retarded..."
For the ignorant unwahsed masses, it is. So is (cringing:) "rims".
However, any educated person even half-seriously involved with autos
will use the much more correct term, "alloy wheels". Ebay that,
Originally, there *were* some magnesium alloy wheels used in racing and
occasionally on the street. Unfortunately, IIRC, they were on the
brittle side, didn't tolerate much abuse, and could actually *burn*,
once ignited. Calling aftermarket chromed alloy wheels "mags" leads
one to expect to hear a full sentence along the lines of: "Hey, man;
BOSS MAGS!" I ought to know. I said it ... but not after 1967.
(old enough to know better)
<Curley Howard voice>
Hey, I resemble that... nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
</Curley Howard voice>
Oh no, not a Cringing Krieger!! (note correct spelling)
Right on, man! Power to the people.
Hey, I never said I *like* the "mag" term, or even that I would use it
myself, just that it is/was a term. It was not just for magnesium
wheels either. Those silly chrome plated Cragars were called "mags".
But it's wrong. It's very wrong. I was wrong. I'll never say it
again. I'll especially never, ever stick up for a newsgroup pest again.
Now, can we please move along to something a touch more important. Like
the declining passion in the backseat of european autos or something...
I noticed. Good usage. Too bad you spelled my name wrong. I'll
forgive you once.
This guy polluted alt.autos.audi for years. I'd hate to see him become
resident here. Trust me; you'll hate it, too. He does dimbulb stuff
like this all the time and then gets defensive when you point it out.
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