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gramleth
Geir Ramleth
SF Bay Area, CA
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Registered:
06/04/2014 02:27PM

Main British Car:
1967 Lotus 51a Ford 1600cc

Rims for 1967 Lotus 51a?
Posted by: gramleth
Date: June 04, 2014 02:56PM

I have a great looking 1967 Lotus 51A.

I need some spare steel rims:

Rear - 13" x 5 1/2" with 4 1/4" BC (diameter for 4 bolts)
Front - 13" x 4 1/2" with 3 3/4" BC (diameter for 4 bolts)

I think they were normally coming from Lotus Elans or Ford Cortinas.

Please let me know if you have any leads for me.
1967 Lotus 51A.jpg



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/04/2014 07:34PM by gramleth.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4275 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Rims for 1967 Lotus 51A
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 04, 2014 03:01PM

I adore all those early Formula Fords!

The world needs a new racing class like what FF used to be in those early years. Who wouldn't want to go racing?

You're gonna post of photo of your car for us, aren't you?


gramleth
Geir Ramleth
SF Bay Area, CA
(3 posts)

Registered:
06/04/2014 02:27PM

Main British Car:
1967 Lotus 51a Ford 1600cc

Re: Rims for 1967 Lotus 51A
Posted by: gramleth
Date: June 04, 2014 03:09PM

Picture added to original post


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(343 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Rims for 1967 Lotus 51a?
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 21, 2014 02:50PM

Geir, try apex speed vintage and or FF forum for prospects.[www.apexspeed.com]

Dave


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
(84 posts)

Registered:
01/25/2011 04:52PM

Main British Car:
1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: Rims for 1967 Lotus 51a?
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: June 21, 2014 08:26PM

The front wheel dimensions are stock early spitfire wheel dimensions


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Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(343 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Rims for 1967 Lotus 51a?
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 22, 2014 11:03PM

As are the hubs , brakes and front uprights.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4275 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Rims for 1967 Lotus 51a?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 23, 2014 12:56AM

I think I recall hearing that Lotus specifically used British Ford wheels because Chapman had friends there.

Gord Leach is located a long way from anywhere, but he's the guy I'd phone.

Gord's contact info: [www.winnipegwheelworks.com]

Gord's Formula Ford: [www.britishracecar.com]



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