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Tyres

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:30 am
by philhoward
205/65x15?

Tyres (again)

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:39 am
by 1969SE5
as in , the soon to go on 14's being larger diameter than the coming off 15's

Tyres

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:40 am
by philhoward
I'm lost now.

In short, you won't find a tyre for 14" wheels that is taller than one you can get for a 15"?

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:56 am
by philhoward
I think you need to have a play with a tyre size calculator such as https://www.willtheyfit.com/

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:03 pm
by 1969SE5
will have a look,

i am trying to get a larger rolling radius on a 14 rim, than the 205/55/15 i am currently on.

cheers

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:13 pm
by philhoward
185/80x14 - also known as standard...

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:54 pm
by Scimher
philhoward wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:51 am
Scimher wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:14 am
Possible temporary thread hijack warning! :D ....Am in temporary possession of a Spartan kitcar (Phil H.may have noticed it on his travels...)
I did spot it :D

For reference, Geoff, the SS1 uses a 5.5x14 alloy as standard and use 185/60x14 tyres. To get the right size appropriate to the running gear, it would be useful to know what the bits came from - Cortina is a guess? If so, you'd be looking at 185/60x14 to make sure the speedo is reasonably accurate. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be easier to get some leftovers but not impossible..
175/65x14 might be another choice to look at (bit cheaper) - if you have the budget for new ones, the guy in Bucknall on the Werrington Road is as cheap as anywhere: https://www.stokeontrent-tyres.co.uk/Ty ... Bike=False with some good deals on Toyo and Firestone at the moment (even GT Radial ones with a free fuel "rebate").
...Thought you might have spotted 'Spartacus' Phil.....Yeah, later Ford-based one; their own chassis designed to take Cortina Mk.3 to 5 stuff. Current wheels 13" & one of the 'wire-wheel' trims a la 70's American saloon efforts was already missing & front offside tyre has cracking between treads. Looks 'underwheeled' with 13"jobbies - not too worried about speedo reading - it doesn't work! :lol: (But new speedo. cable came with him)....I put new 185/80 x 14's on 'Big Sis' a year or two back now, but my budget for the Spartan is getting eaten up so really having to go down p/worn or 2nd hand route as want to replenish the MOT sooner rather than later & then sell......any profits helping to pay for work on Little Sis currently awaiting some surgery... :mrgreen: I think the wheel arches will cope with a full-profile tyre on 14" rims. Will certainly look more 'period'....

Thanks very much for that chart, Jim - that's brilliant. Answered my question perfectly....

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:12 pm
by philhoward
Part worns are around £25-30 by the time you've got them fitted Geoff (the tyres might be cheap but they sting you on the fitting charges)- new ones are £33.99?

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:25 pm
by Jimscim
Hi , Am I right in thinking the width of the Wolfrace wheel on a 1979 6a is 5 1/2 J . If so I have 205 x70 x 14 tyres that are too wide for the rim according to the excellent chart that Jim posted .?

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:35 pm
by Coupe Racing
Thought they were 6J for some reason

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:36 pm
by philhoward
Wolfrace (standard) are 6J.

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:46 pm
by Scimher
philhoward wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Part worns are around £25-30 by the time you've got them fitted Geoff (the tyres might be cheap but they sting you on the fitting charges)- new ones are £33.99?
Oh I see, Phil - will also sound out 'All Car Exhausts' in Leek ...I know Tom who owns it & his son who co-runs it - &, of course, will check any quotes against those of your man in Bucknall - thanks very much for providing the link, Phil......(Unless anyone on the forum has any serviceable tyres that would do??)

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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:17 pm
by scimmy_man
if you were closer you could have for free a set of good used tyres to stand it on, they are old so not suitable for using on the road,

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Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:37 am
by Scimher
scimmy_man wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:17 pm
if you were closer you could have for free a set of good used tyres to stand it on, they are old so not suitable for using on the road,
....That's a very kind offer - are they full profile 185 X 14? ......How old is old.... :w ... :?:

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Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:12 pm
by scimmy_man
yes 185x14 and at least 20 yrs old but stored in the loft in the dark