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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:45 pm

Hi Bob, Sorry if I’ve become the bearer of bad news :( The differences are mostly subtle but obvious if you know what your looking for. As for your stainless bits, I don’t honestly know the answer.

The centre cap in the picture on the Supaslot looks more like the one on the Dunlop chrome/alloys, rather than the Wolfrace one, so if that is the case then I’m pretty sure they’re a different size and won’t interchange.

Which ones the nuts are like is difficult to tell just from the external photograph – you’d need to take one off and check whether it has a taper (both on the nut and the washer), whether the nut has a sleeve which penetrates the wheel, and whether the washer is held captive on the nut. Certainly the Steel wheels, the Dunlop chrome alloys, the Wolfrace, and the Middlebridge wheels all have their own individual nuts.

So it may be that not all your stainless bits are immediately useful, though a lot depends on whether you’re likely to want to change to Wolfrace at some point in the future. If so, then of course they may yet come into their own.

(as an aside, what do you call someone who’s enough of an anorak to spot different types of wheels? A wheel nut? :D )

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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:49 pm

Cobra & Wolfrace have different nuts, washers & centre caps. We fitted Wolfies to 8Ball (Geraint wanted less for 4 alloys with new tyres, than 4 new tyres were going to be :D ) - we sold the Cobras at Curbs


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:52 pm

I will be selling 5 polished 14" Wolfrace soon

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Post by Gemini Bob » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:34 pm

I did guess as much, it seems like one step forwards and 2 backwards. Geraint is still away at the moment I think so cant ask if he has anymore Jim, Seeing as I have one polished wolfrace and lots of shiny new stainless bits I guess I will have to plump for some more Wolfies.

How much are you wanting for them Steve and do they have any rubber on them? I had been eying a veneer Kit but guess that will have to be put on hold for a while if I am going to get some Wolfies. I had planned to get some new tyres when the PAS change and front suspension has been rebuilt but was hoping that would be next year.


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Post by Gemini Bob » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:17 am

Does anyone know if wheels from a Triumph Stag or an MGB v8 will fit the GTE?


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Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:19 am

PCD is the same but the offset is way out - you may be able to cure with spacers but then you may need longer studs!


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Post by Gemini Bob » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:33 am

Cheers Jim, in that case the search goes on and there is no rush as the wheels and tyres already on are decent so I can bide my time until the right ones come along.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:11 am

did you get the stainless bits from Bill Brighton? - he may swap them for Cobra items?


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Post by philhoward » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:23 am

GEMINI BOB wrote:Does anyone know if wheels from a Triumph Stag or an MGB v8 will fit the GTE?
Dave Poole's SE5 had TR6 wheels on it when he bought it - not sure how good/bad the offset was - Dave?


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:26 am

GEMINI BOB wrote: How much are you wanting for them Steve and do they have any rubber on them?.
Hi Bob

I'm just selling some 15" Wolfrace with nearly new yoko's on , and will dig the 14" over the weekend - I will never use them now.

No tyres on the 14" - maybe drop me a pm if interested with an offer ?

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Post by Gemini Bob » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:28 am

I did get them from Bill Jim and I am sure if I approached him we could come to an agreement, I think I would rather have some Wolfies though as thats what I thought I already had :shock: I should have noticed when I did the before and after pictures as there are a few differences but I was more concered with getting the spare back to where it belongs and taking some more pics while my hands were clean.

Anyone who has had Wolfrace wheels before would probably have known as soon as they saw them, I always wanted a set for my Capri and Cortina but could never afford them. I am going to have a set now though :)

On another note does anyone recommend an alarm for the GTE? The more I improve it the more nickable it will become and we cant have that can we.

I am also looking at fitting remote central locking has anyone done this before?


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Post by MickP » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:08 pm

Bob,

I fitted a Falcon Predator EVO3 Pager Car Alarm (from eBay - of course) and it seems quite good. You can add just about any sensor on to it that you can think of and you can add on central locking too. Seen all sorts of add-ons etc. on eBay for it. Only thing is that it is not an approved insurance recognised item but that means that you can at least fit it yourself.

Try eBay item No: 220289982777

2 door central locking: 220289983454

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Post by Gemini Bob » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:46 pm

Pm sent Steve. Cheers for that Mick I will have a look, I also have a match box size GPS receiver to install so I can hook up my mobile with sat nav software built in, so long as it is kept charged it turns itself on automatically whenever the car moves and can be kept out of sight.


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Post by Gemini Bob » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:05 am

Does any one have any pictures of the interior trim fastenings ie doors and side panel, back panels etc. The reason I am asking is I have just purchased some new caps for the fittings but I am sure they will need some sort of cup washer to attach to and without these they will be useless.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:44 am

Original screw covers are a two piece item (originally secured together by a thin piece of plastic) - cap and "washer" (the washer outer profile secured the cap - does that make sense? :D

I think I have some from an SS1 in the garage if you need pics


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