calotta

17:17 Jan 29, 2014
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / service manual
Italian term or phrase: calotta
Another unknown term:

Serrare i bulloni ruota applicando sempre con la coppia indicata, in modo che le calotte dei cerchi non vengano deformate.

"Crown" and "cap" don't yield meaningful results w/Google.

Thanks.
Daniel Gold
Israel
Local time: 06:34


Summary of answers provided
5hubcap
Claudia Cherici
4wheel trim
James (Jim) Davis
4studs
Howard Sugar
3 +1wheel cover
cynthiatesser
Summary of reference entries provided
Any pictures?
James (Jim) Davis

  

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hubcap


Explanation:
si chiama 'hubcap'

vedi ad es,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubcap



Claudia Cherici
Italy
Local time: 05:34
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 79

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neutral  James (Jim) Davis: Hubcaps go on after the wheel nuts have been torqued. Traditionally their purpose was to hide the ugly wheel nuts.
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studs


Explanation:
There are actually a few other words (caps, domes etc) but probably the word is "studs" (See picture below) . It may also refer to the head of the bolt (which might be translated with seat)


    Reference: http://www.jbugs.com/category/empi-vw-wheels-studs-nuts.html
    Reference: http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Press-In-Wheel-Studs-14mm-X-1-5...
Howard Sugar
Italy
Local time: 05:34
Native speaker of: English

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neutral  James (Jim) Davis: This makes some sense. But are you sure these would be called calotte in Italian Howard?
16 hrs
  -> Well, the cherchi are hubcaps, lookin at this link, I tend to think that the idea might be the head of the bolt, http://www.tracepartsonline.net/(S(f1rpvg55awxiev551gwbin55)...
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wheel cover


Explanation:
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    Reference: http://www.afra.it/english/alfaromeo-epoca-4.asp?codice=2500...
cynthiatesser
Italy
Local time: 05:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Raoul COLIN: also embellisher / wheel cap
2 hrs
  -> Thank you!

neutral  James (Jim) Davis: The wheel cover goes on last, after you've torqued the wheel nuts.// They have nuts but not "wheel nuts"/"bulloni ruota" (and you wouldn't need to torque them).
15 hrs
  -> Not always. There are wheel covers that have nuts. See pictures online.
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wheel trim


Explanation:
Now I know it is a sports car.
Traditionally sports cars have no cap or cover to protect the wheel nuts, often because on sports cars they were aluminium and didn't rust and because the bare nuts looked good. Today sports and a lot of "sporty" cars have "wheel trims" which decorate but leave the nuts visible. The wheel nuts go through the wheel trims, so they could be deformed.
Also wheel trim sound much classier for advertising a very up market product.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sports car "wheel trims"&n...

James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 07:34
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Reference comments


17 hrs
Reference: Any pictures?

Reference information:
Hi Daniel,
Is there anything particular about these specific wheels?
Normally the reason for getting the right torque is to prevent the wheel from coming off if it is too loose or to avoid stripping the thread on the nuts or making it impossible to loosen the nuts without breaking them. If they are too tight, not tightened diagonally, they could deform the wheel itself. As I remember from the many times I worked on my ancient mini many years ago, the hubcaps are things which you lever off with a screwdriver and then just kick back on with your foot (or sometimes just forget), once the wheel is firmly back on.


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Note added at 22 hrs (2014-01-30 16:08:00 GMT)
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Thought I'd posted this as a discussion rather than reference, oh well. Hi Daniel, the moderators might give you a slap on the wrist or just take the reference down, but your client might take you to court and bankrupt you for life. I would ask your client in writing for a new car that isn't on sale yet. If the manufacturer has published pics on its website, then...

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Note added at 23 hrs (2014-01-30 16:23:23 GMT)
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Well there is certainly no traditional hub cap that goes over the wheel nuts there. It is a sports car which traditionally doesn't have a cap or cover to hide the nuts but prefers to show them off. Logically, the only thing you could deform here is the wheel itself or studs inside or...

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Note added at 23 hrs (2014-01-30 16:25:45 GMT)
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On second thoughts now I know it is a sports car, they look as if they have no hubcaps of "wheel trim", but they do and the wheel nuts go through them.



http://www.rockshore.uk.com/phantom-graphite-silver-wheel-tr...

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Note added at 23 hrs (2014-01-30 16:26:07 GMT)
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or "wheel trim"

James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 203
Note to reference poster
Asker: Hello Jim. This is a new car from a world-famous manufacturer. I could post a few pictures, but I'm not sure whether this would violate ProZ confidentiality rules. The car isn't on sale yet, but its pictures are easily viewed online. What do you/what does the moderator think?

Asker: OK, have a look: http://www.google.it/search?q=huracan+lamborghini&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=jGPqUrHjC8SHkQfB3IGYDA&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1336&bih=704

Asker: I finally broke down and asked for an explanation from the client. I'll let you know the answer (I've come up with "crown area", which is lame but conveys the meaning to some extent). Thanks for your help.

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