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Alloy wheels

#1 Post by Olivier Lory » Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:35 pm

Hello,
Tried to find any info on the KPZ alloy wheels with ref. S637A. Nothing found until now.
Maybe one of the 356 registry member has the information I'm looking for?
Many thanks in advance...
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Re: Alloy wheels

#2 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:58 pm

This is my go to chart.
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#3 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:29 am

What is straight or scalloped on these wheels?
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Re: Alloy wheels

#4 Post by Joris Koning » Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:14 am

Adam Wright wrote:
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This is my go to chart.
And a big thanks to Dave Seeland and Dick Koenig for compiling this years ago
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Re: Alloy wheels

#5 Post by Mark Roth » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:29 am

I would like to put the chart that Adam posted in the Quick Reference page of the website. If anyone has a better image or knows where to find one, please let me know offline or post it here. I searched our document library on the website but came up empty. Thanks.
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Re: Alloy wheels

#6 Post by bil brown » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:58 pm

I think that article & chart was published in the volume 15 #1 356 Reg. I think we need to update this alloy/steel wheel chart. I have some wheels that are not listed on this chart. Mark.....set it up so we can add new info here on the 4cam forum.....Thanks
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#7 Post by Mark Roth » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:19 am

Bil,
Thanks for the lead. Attached is the pdf of the article. I will put a link to it in the Quick Reference section. If someone wants to redo the chart with additional information, I'll use that.
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#8 Post by bil brown » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:38 am

Mark......where is the "quick reference section" ?
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#9 Post by Martin Benade » Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:53 pm

The quick reference section will help you find it :shock:
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#10 Post by Mark Roth » Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:26 am

Bil,
Martin is correct. :D
Just go to Technical>Technical Library>Quick Reference in the middle of the TL page. See screenshots.
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#11 Post by bil brown » Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:47 am

OK....I found it.....but I want to add some other wheels to the list.....how?
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#12 Post by Mark Roth » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:53 am

Bil,
That’s a pdf of an old magazine from 1990. You’d have to redo the chart from scratch.
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Re: Alloy wheels

#13 Post by bil brown » Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:04 am

I thought the point of adding this list to the 4cam forum was so we can update and add wheels that are not listed.??
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#14 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:43 am

I am not sure what it takes to make a living, updatable document. As this one Is just one page, couldn’t you just retype it with what you have now to add, and post that?
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Re: Alloy wheels

#15 Post by Harlan Halsey » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:08 am

It seems this topic would better have been titled, "Aluminum Rim Wheels" Porsche supplied the aluminum rim, steel center wheels for their competition cars. These were almost all 4 1/2 J 15 wheels because it wasn't unitil the mid 1960s that Jim Hall discovered that wider rims had an advantage. Charley Gibson, national FM champion went on record that wider tires hurt lap times more down the straight than they helped in the corners. Jim Hall wasn't seeking a cornering advantage; he was seeking a way to get the power of his Chapparal down to the ground.
There were, of course all manner of "mag" wheels, some of which were actually magnesium, most of which were aluminum and offered no weight advantage. It seems to me that the first aluminum wheel that actually offered a performance advantage was the forged, rather than cast, Fuchs wheel which appeared in 4 1/2 width on some 1967 911s.
A few years go Stoddard announced that they were going to reproduce the 356 Porsche steel/ aluminum rim wheel but so far nothing has come of that.

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