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2024 Wire Wheel Winback Contest !

2024 Wire Wheel Winback Contest !

If you want a new set of wire wheels from one of the best names in the business, and get your money back, this is your chance.

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The story of JUE 477

The story of JUE 477

Land Rover's 1st truck - found in a dilapitated english countryside barn

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Wheel Type 42, Type 52 - What does that mean?

Wheel Type 42, Type 52 - What does that mean?

In the case of wire wheels for classic cars from the 1950s onwards, a distinction is made between "wheel type" 42 and 52.   "Wheel Type" - a designation refering to the maximum size of outer bearing, in millimeters.  The actual hub diameter is measured across the outside of the splines on the car and not the wheel itself: 62.5 mm for the 42 wheel type (MG, Healey, Triumph, Lotus, some Aston Martin) 73 mm for the 52 wheel type (Jaguar, Volvo, some Aston Martin) EXAMPLE:  The hub below is considered a 35 wheel type from a 1960 ASA that uses...

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FOR SALE: 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BN7 (PA)

FOR SALE: 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BN7 (PA)

1960 BN7 Parked by original owner in 1965 with 24k miles. I bought car from him in 2008. I have never driven the car, and it has never been out of my garage. The car is not registered but I have the original large title. I rebuilt engine and replaced carbs, have original carbs. I replaced many parts, including rebuilding brakes, entire front end, original radiator gone over, new water pump, SS exhaust, gas tank, fuel pump rebuilt. Engine runs fine. I repaired bottom of passenger side fender, and bottom of passenger side quarter behind door. Paint is original as...

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Lucas Wiring Color Codes

Lucas Wiring Color Codes

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