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Old 4th December 2014, 19:13
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Tony I have (until tomorrow) a set of 185/70 14's and they do just clear the master cylinders but its just too close for comfort, and bear in mind I moved my bulkhead back!

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Old 4th December 2014, 20:11
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cbjroms This may be of interest to you http://tire-size-conversion.com/ for tyre size etc, there's also a speedo re calculator.
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Old 4th December 2014, 20:59
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175/80/14's fit mine fine front and rear.



I did move the front bulkhead back 20mm and bash them in with a lump hammer though. 175/70/14's should be a good fit but don't quite fill the arches like the 80 profiles do though. You can clearly see the difference in looks between mine (when it was on 70 profiles) and Phil and Barry's cars on 80's in this picture -


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Old 4th December 2014, 21:25
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Good comparison photo Mrt it's only in the flesh that you can see how they look, are all three cars on 14 inch rims, the green sammio looks to be on larger rims but it may be the angle deception of the photo?
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All on 14's but I believe Phil's (green) Spyder is on 5.5" wide while mine is on 4.5" wide while all are on 175's. Not sure about wheel width on Barry's blue one. The main differences on that pic are the tyre aspect ratios, 70's on mine and 80's on the other two, and suspension settings, mine was lowered much more than either of the others at the time.

I'm usually a fan of Autobahn Scraping suspension but it was this picture that prompted me make the change to higher profile tyres and less slammed springs as I felt the other two cars just looked better than mine at that ride height.

Here's another shot from a different angle which also captures the difference -

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Good comparison photo Mrt it's only in the flesh that you can see how they look, are all three cars on 14 inch rims, the green sammio looks to be on larger rims but it may be the angle deception of the photo?
yes towed right... green car 5.5 72 spock blue 4.5 60
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I had 165/80/15 on my Spyder and while they did look _cool_ they were (i have to admit) a bit too big!

I always said i'd go for 14" on the next build and i've gone for 175/70/14 for the Miglia and so far they cause a _lot_ less problems!!
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So if I go for the 165/70/14 tyres then I just need to make sure that the wheels have the correct (ie 95.25mm PCD).

What difference does the wheel thickness make? Not sure whether to go for 5.5 of 6. This must have an impact on the wheel's ability to clear the bulkhead?

Thanks

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Old 15th December 2014, 14:22
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Grateful for all the answers above and I am now able to add some photos which summarise my progress to date.

First shows the shorter, Sammio outriggers and bracket to support the exhaust system.

Photo 13-12-2014 12 13 22.jpg

Rear lip after major surgery and with slots for the seatbelt buckles.

Photo 13-12-2014 12 12 57.jpg

I have bonded some webs into the top of the shell so that I can bolt these through the frame when the body is in situ. Including a couple at the back which will be bolted through the outriggers.

Photo 29-11-2014 15 20 48.jpg

Side and front webs.

Photo 29-11-2014 15 21 32.jpg

Not a very clear shot but trying to show the major hump surgery that I decided needed to be done.

Photo 13-12-2014 12 12 21.jpg
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Old 15th December 2014, 16:14
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CJ - Good to see some photos.

Was the major hump surgery to align them with the seats?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 15th December 2014, 18:24
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Hi Paul,

Considered hump surgery to align with seats but could not work-out a solution that would have looked correct. Probably why Gary put them where they are in the first place!

But a straight line across the front of the 2 humps was nowhere near perpendicular and the cockpit edge in way of the humps was very rough. So I thought that I would 'kill 2 birds....' but it involved quite alot of work.

Other problem is that the passenger hump is somewhat shorter the the one on the driver's side. So that still needs attention.

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Old 5th April 2015, 15:00
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Have just fitted my brand new 14" alloys and put the body in-situ.

Sammio3.jpg

Sammio2.jpg

Sammio1.jpg

Now to decide whether I need to adjust the wheel arch to decrease the gap between tyre and arch.

Looking at other cars I think that it would look better if I did some surgery!

Chris
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Old 5th April 2015, 18:34
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Chris Nice wheels.

Ive got a similar set, but in 13, that came with my donor.

At some point I think I will have to adjust all four of my wheel arches too.

Good luck, Paul.
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Thanks Paul,

The wheels do look nice but I have decided to do some wheel arch modifications.

So 10 minutes with the grinder and the familiar cut & shut work starts again. This is the near side positioned today and will now do the offside before getting everything glassed into place.

sammio.jpg

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That's done the trick.
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Wonderful!
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Yes, should've mentioned it really but I always find it handy to keep a caber in the car. You just never know when you're going to need one...
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instead of a jack...
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Old 13th April 2015, 18:23
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Chris - How much of a gap did you leave between the tyre and the wheel arch?

Cheers, Paul.
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