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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:13 am 
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Thanks for the response.
My bad on the typo, the 185 HR15's are 26.25" tall, not 25.25".
Great tip about measuring through the hole with a straight edge on the lip.
I went out to the garage to do just that and discovered "4 1/2 X 15" stamped on the wheel.
Duh!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:11 am 
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There is the possibility that original centers (stamped with 4.5) are modified with wider (5.5) outers. True for my car when I bought it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:40 pm 
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RE: original centers, but with wider rims. True with my car, but the centers were removed from the original wheels and mated with 914 rims in my case, at my request.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Mike, what is the scoop with 914 outers?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:40 pm 
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The shop was doing a rather brisk - at the time - business in this conversion, 914 wheels were in supply - this was 1980 - and I took advantage. Conversion and chrome for the wheels were part of the package. The chrome hasn't lasted, and now I'm really considering just having them sand blasted and powder-coated or painted. I need new tires, so it might just be a once-to-do-it-all.

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 Post subject: Winter Tyres for 356B/C
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:47 pm 
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Dear All,
I have a 356B(T6),
Historic rally prepared, normally used during the spring/summer/early autumn for historic rallying.
Now considering the winter period, but not with snow only, most likely cold, icey roads with elements of mud and rain ++.
i.e. considering the HERO LeJog event in the UK.
Any suggestions for winter tyre options, most likely on 4.5" or 5", 15" rims.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:55 pm 
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https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... 23215447:s

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:03 pm 
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Doug,
Many thanks,
Very helpful,
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Not exactly the same size but will work. I love Blizzaks on my street cars here in Michigan.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:19 am 
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In the U.K. Camskill usually have a range of suitable 15" tyres to choose from.

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m53b0s408p12 ... se%3A_70dB


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:56 am 
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+1 for Blizzaks. I run them year round on our Subaru Outback, but got them for the winters in the Truckee/Tahoe area. Got 40k miles on the first set. We have a difficult private road with a steep incline and plenty of snow and ice, and these tires work amazingly well. They are good wet weather tires, too. Wurth, Heinz and Bridgestone are companies i should have stock in!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:09 pm 
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Many thanks everyone,
Good to hear about the Blizzacks, think that may be my choice.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:59 pm 
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k so I just bought nice used set of chrome 5.5 x 15 mangles for my 62B coupe, I think I am reading that the Pirelli CN36 185x70x15 will work front and back without spacers or clearance issues, is that correct?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:32 pm 
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robert e gwaltney wrote:
k so I just bought nice used set of chrome 5.5 x 15 mangles for my 62B coupe, I think I am reading that the Pirelli CN36 185x70x15 will work front and back without spacers or clearance issues, is that correct?


Correct. I am using those tires myself. With such nice tires, don't you want to use German rims?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:44 pm 
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I am just doing this for a change of scenery, I bought the car from original owner and car currently has its original wheels (4.5), I am just playing around with a temporary look

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