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Brett Wilkie



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Wheels Reply with quote

I am thinking on getting some sort of wheels for my Anglia, has anyone here ever bought wheels from these guys?? I wouldn't mind a set of these or Minilite style rims? Does anyone in North America sell decent wheels at a decent price?


http://www.wellerwheels.com/shop/products.aspx?cid=146

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They,ve been around for decades, however it says 8 delivery UK only which sometimes means they won't ship overseas due to liability law suits.
Gary
Have you tried a place like Stockton Wheels, for example?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have to check Stockton Wheels out, I guess I will have to email them as their web page doesn't show a lot of detail. There are a few places in the U.K. that I know will deal with North America so I will check them out too but it is sort of a shame that there isn't a competitive wheel dealer here on our shores that I can find.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another idea, take your original Cortina rims to a custom wheelbuilder.
They will remove the center section of your wheel and mount it to a wider
rim. Example: http://www.thewheelsmith.net/AboutUs.html

Would be much cheaper doing it this way and custom set the wheel to your
desire.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peteleo wrote:
Another idea, take your original Cortina rims to a custom wheelbuilder.
They will remove the center section of your wheel and mount it to a wider
rim. Example: http://www.thewheelsmith.net/AboutUs.html

Would be much cheaper doing it this way and custom set the wheel to your
desire.

I did give this a thought, I contacted Greens Automotive here and they want $175. per wheel to widen them. My other issue is that all my rims here are 100e with a different pcd from the usual Ford, I would have to get the rims first and then widen them. It starts to get expensive doing it this way.
If I am going to spend $ like that I might as well buy new wheels similar to in this auction.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/261539119235?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I obviously have more research to do before I take the plunge.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bear in mind that at 80 a wheel, that is $120 before you even factor in shipping, so $175 might not be so bad. Wheels are heavy and bulky.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last time I got a shipping quote for a wheel set out of the U.K. it was about 100 Pounds, that was a couple of years ago so we will see what they say now as I have sent a request.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a set of three Lotus Cortina wheels,
with mounted Bridgestone Potenza 175/70 R 13 tires,
+ 2 unmounted tires,with about 100 miles on the three
mounted tires.
These were some of the last high-performance 13"
tires sold by them.
Make me a fair offer.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100E. Doug.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peteleo wrote:
100E. Doug.

Sorry, I think I created a confusion here when I mentioned my 100e rims. I was trying to say that all the spare rims I have are 100e bolt pattern and therefore not suitable for widening for my particular 100e, mine has been modified with a 105e rear axle and Mk2 Cortina front struts (all 4 x 108 bolt pattern) so Lotus Cortina rims would fit my Anglia.
There is one problem though with the 5 1/2 x 13 Lotus rims and that is they are too narrow for the rear, I need 6 or 6 1/2 for the back. If you measure the rear axles flange to flange you will find the 105e is 43.6 and the 100e is 46 inches wide, ideally I should have used a 105e Van rear axle as it is 46 inches wide but there isn't lots of those around.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angliagt wrote:
I've got a set of three Lotus Cortina wheels,
with mounted Bridgestone Potenza 175/70 R 13 tires,
+ 2 unmounted tires,with about 100 miles on the three
mounted tires.
These were some of the last high-performance 13"
tires sold by them.
Make me a fair offer.

- Doug

Doug, thank you for that offer and I may take you up on it sometime but I have to hold off right now as I have a few emails out there and I am waiting on their responses. One will be coming from a supplier that I talked to before, he can get the offset that I need for the front end or at least he could last time I contacted him. I will keep you informed.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VTO makes a Minilite-style wheel which we use on a few of our Ginetta G4s in the shop. Reasonably priced and pretty nice quality. Here are a few shots:



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pictures, that is a desirable wheel style for me so who is it that actually sells these items? Can you get them in a variety of sizes and setbacks?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's their website: http://www.vtowheels.com/

There are a couple bolt patterns and offsets for each wheel width and diameter. They're written in mm but at least most of them work out to standard measurements (e.g. 4 1/4" bolt pattern).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look at their website in the meantime and there is not a lot of Ford fitting stuff there and nothing in my particular needs, I need a certain offset for the front of my Anglia and a bit of extra width in the rear although I might just narrow my Cortina Mk1 axle down a bit so I can use all four wheels in the same width.
I have had a response from one U.K. supplier that can get me these wheels shipped to my door with all the hardware for $462 U.S. or that translates to $586 Canadian.

It is still one of the old school classic designs that I like and it looks okay on a 100e Anglia like mine, I took this picture from 100e.com

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