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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Wheelrite - anyone have one I can rent from you?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: March 11, 2016 03:50PM

It's time; I can't keep going on my current tires much longer so have to decide what to do. I'm seriously considering moving to 17" wheels to get decent tires... but I need to check to see if there's a good 17" tire size that'll fit with my flares through the range of motion. Anyone have one of these that I can rent from you?
Wheelrite.jpg

If 17" wheels/tires don't work, I'll probably have to drop from 225/50/15's in the rear to 205/50/15's to get a decent tire!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Wheelrite - anyone have one I can rent from you?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: March 13, 2016 03:27AM

I bet you could make one that would tell you what you need to know. A piece of plate that would bolt to two of your wheel studs and another that would represent the widest section that will fit in your wheel well. Compare the centerline of the tire section plate to the mounting plane of the wheel for the offset. You could even use cardboard or plywood for the tire section. You could have the whole thing made in an hour.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2337 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Wheelrite - anyone have one I can rent from you?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: March 13, 2016 11:53AM

Good thinking Jim... [www.homemadetools.net]


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Wheelrite - anyone have one I can rent from you?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: March 15, 2016 02:14AM

Somebody beat me to it.


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