I personally wont ever run shank style lugnuts again. After nearly losing a wheel this year on my Austin with my ET slots I replaced the ET washer for a conical washer so they'd be more solid. I never checked the new TTO's I got for the '39 to see if they'd accept a shank nut. They came with conical lugnuts so that was great to me.
happened to me once also Vall. I had put some Cragars on a car and didn't realize at the time that the shank of the lugs were just a tad to long so the lugs were bottoming out on the brake drum before the wheels were really tight. I corrected it by doubling up on the washers (much cheaper than getting new shorter shank lug nuts) and never had another problem. It was a lesson learned though. Since then I've always checked the depth of the lug nuts to make sure they didn't extend past the inside mounting flange surface of the rim.
Steve Hidden Content
in sunny So Cal"and the beat goes on....................."