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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:05 pm 
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Joris Koning wrote:
Hey Jim.

I believe i have seen those before :wink: am i right?


Yup, just put some lipstick on 4 pigs.

Ciao

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:14 pm 
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I think they look great.

Are they mag or aluminum?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:02 pm 
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HOLY MOLY JIM I love you like a brother...but those are BUTT UGLY !

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:07 pm 
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American Racing Torque Thrusts in magnesium. My favorite wheels.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:10 am 
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max handley wrote:
HOLY MOLY JIM I love you like a brother...but those are BUTT UGLY !


Hey Max

You think the pictures are ugly. You should see them in person.

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PS: They are cast aluminum with steel inserts for the lugs. Actually, they are very nicely made.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:09 pm 
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Greg,
I read topics like this one just so I can laugh and grumble under my breath about what silly things people do to look different (Ha Ha Jim grumble grumble). Modifying things is great fun, but IMHO it's also very difficult to improve on what Dr. Porsche designed. Missing hubcaps even bug me! But your car is STUNNING. Color, deletes, those wheels... Absolutely stunning. Nice work.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Hey, Jim: Nice car! The wheels, not so much. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:31 pm 
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I'm fitting the 10 hole 16" space savers to my C. Can anyone share their tyre size choice for those rims?

I'd like to keep diameter similar to stock, not too wide, nice sidewall etc etc, but there does not seem to be an obvious, and easily available match.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:09 pm 
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JamesBoyce wrote:
I'm fitting the 10 hole 16" space savers to my C. Can anyone share their tyre size choice for those rims?

I'd like to keep diameter similar to stock, not too wide, nice sidewall etc etc, but there does not seem to be an obvious, and easily available match.

Thanks,

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The closest tire in circumference to a shock 165 X 15 would probably be a 205 X 55 X 16. That is a popular size and most manufacturers have a tire in that size. Your wheels are 5 1/2 X 16 and that tire would fit on those rims.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:40 pm 
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Thanks for that Jim. I may go for those, but I've been looking around, and may go for a 185/60/16, a more unusual size, but it seems available here in the UK.

Seems to be also close in diameter to the 165 stock, but hopefully lighter on the steering than a 205.

Whatever, I'll post a picture when fitted.

Nice to see Cosmic's on a 356 by the way, I like 'em. Never seen gold ones though!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Since I offended almost all of you with my Cosmic wheels. I'm going for the kill now!
14 X 6 Zenith Wire Wheels date stamped 11/22/66.
They were made in Campbell, Ca. The company still exists, albeit, under a different name

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PS: Please, no snide remarks about placing them in a near by dumpster. All other comments are welcome, though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Just what we need Jim, something to make our Tubs look more like MGB's. That ought to keep the prices down.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:22 am 
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Strangers never identify them correctly anyway; "nice Healy/Jag/Triumph"

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:49 pm 
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Sort of like strangers call my 356 a Karmann Ghia and they call my Karmann Ghia a Porsche.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:38 am 
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Genuine Rudge wheels but with 5 1/2" rims, German TUV approved center nuts without ears.
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Are those 5.5s original or redone?

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