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Old 5th September 2015, 13:09
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To me that looks spot on....nice one!
+1 from me- yes that's the look.

Now on with the spot-lights !!!
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That's the one.
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Old 5th September 2015, 15:50
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Much better , a big improvement !
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Old 5th September 2015, 16:32
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Looks well with the smaller tyres and the toanou (or however its spelt) makes the car look 100 times better
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Old 5th September 2015, 16:46
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Eric - I have enjoyed seeing your car come together so well & so quickly.

I think it looks just right with the 55s, especially if you compare it to this real one.





Good luck, Paul.
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Old 5th September 2015, 17:17
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Eric - I have enjoyed seeing your car come together so well & so quickly.

I think it looks just right with the 55s, especially if you compare it to this real one.





Good luck, Paul.
The blue coupe pictured is the best looking SWB out there . I think those are 15" wheels with either 205 or 195/70 - 15's , the best combination in my opinion!
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Old 5th September 2015, 18:56
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Thanks Ollie, I think I am going with 55's all round.

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Old 5th September 2015, 18:59
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Thanks everyone else for the nice comments also. I think I have the decision made......anyone want 4 x 235/65/17 going cheap
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Old 5th September 2015, 19:05
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More photos:

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Old 5th September 2015, 19:06
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I think those are 15" wheels with either 205 or 195/70 - 15's , the best combination in my opinion!
SWBs were originally fitted with 15" wheels and 16"s came later. Most cars were fitted with 5 1/2x16 (source: Ken Gross)

SWB road cars were fitted with 185mm wide Pirelli Cinturato tyres, whether 15 or 16" diameter. These had the usual 82 series aspect ratio, and 70 series low profile radial tyres didn't appear until the late 60s (1968 I think) with the Cinturato and Michelin XWX.

Doing some quick calculations, your 235/55x17s have an overall diameter about 20mm less than 185x16 tyres, whilst the 65s are about 20mm bigger. A 60 series tyre will have about the same overall diameter as the 185x16!

The 235/65s have approximately the same sidewall height as the original 195s (approx 150mm) whilst the 55s will be about 20mm less.

I think your car looks good with the 55s.
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Old 6th September 2015, 19:36
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Drivers side wiring all temporary to allow for items to be removed for painting:

DSCN4696 by eric holm, on Flickr

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13 core wire used and only need 11 cores so 2 spare. All extended into the 13 core cable and tidied. All joints soldered, heatshrunk and taped/fixed

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Then routing of 13 core cable to back of engine bay, up and over the new front end to the lights

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All tested and working perfectly
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Is that 13 way trailer cable put in place by Tribute? - I seem to recall they were providing the bonnet with cable already bonded in (but I could be wrong) - A multi-way connector or 2 will be ideal in case the bonnet ever needs removing.
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What we do over here is bond in a standard electric pipe in the bonnet so you can route your multiwire cable through there....
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Is that 13 way trailer cable put in place by Tribute? - I seem to recall they were providing the bonnet with cable already bonded in (but I could be wrong) - A multi-way connector or 2 will be ideal in case the bonnet ever needs removing.
Nope, no cable or bonding section in place so had to do it myself

13 core cable from carbuilder solutions.

Yes a multi way connector is the way to go agreed
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What we do over here is bond in a standard electric pipe in the bonnet so you can route your multiwire cable through there....
Yep, wish I had the skills to do that

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Old 7th September 2015, 06:53
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That's the good thing about this forum, there are people with all sorts of skills and knowledge which they are willing to share. I didn't know that such a thing as a 13 way cable existed.
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Old 7th September 2015, 17:13
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I made a complete loom from trailer cable some years ago . One run to the rear for lights, one run to the front , lights again and one run to the engine for ignition bits and senders etc. Very simple, even I could understand it !
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Old 7th September 2015, 18:51
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Vent drilling today:

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Decided to give up as light was fading fast...
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Old 7th September 2015, 21:29
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I see the door panel is off - I thought it had previously been fitted?
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Old 7th September 2015, 21:38
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Nope, just propped/lodged it on to see what it would look like, as really want to take time getting handle mechanism to work, so research well underway on how I will do it. Nervous about cutting door skin open, so slowly/gently does it. Gotta admit I would like it/them on, but edges need a finish at they will be shown and they are not the best, also need to work out how to seal top edge as there is a bit of a gap to resolve. Don't even get me started on the alignment as still not happy with front section position, there is limited adjustment. So really all panels are first fit only and everything will come off again, hence the spade terminal connectors on all electrics.
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