15" LAT 70 Wheels?

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15" LAT 70 Wheels?

Post by Ash » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:01 pm

I have been speaking with ET Wheels of California who may be interested in manufacturing 15" x 6.5" LAT 70 wheels if there is enough of a market? These wheels would retail for $3-350 each.

Any takers? :D

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Post by michael-king » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:58 am

Ash, Tom Hall and Rob Gruera (sp?) of modtiger engineering did the work to make 14 and 15" versions of the lat 70's about 3 years back.. might be worth touching base with them to see where it got.
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Post by Ash » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:23 am

Thanks Mike, I did contact them a while ago but nothing has moved forward.

E.T. machined some one off wheels for a customer from a billet so have the specs but need to produce 150 wheels to make a cast wheel affordable.

With 13" tyres becoming hard to find it seems a natural progression to go this route for those who want to keep their cars looking fairly original.

Any feedback welcome :wink:

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Post by michael-king » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:00 pm

Ash,

You can still get 13" tyres.. not as easy.. but they are available.. and probably will always be.. but may get a bit more expensive/difficult (that said.. 13" are pretty well priced compared to larger tyres)

I dont mind 14's on our cars.. but 15's require a specific design/tyre combo to stop them looking a little "fast and furious" as they can with some15" wheels and low profiles.... just my .02
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wheels

Post by garyv8tiger » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:03 pm

i,ll have some 17s

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Re: wheels

Post by alpine5gt » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:25 am

garyv8tiger wrote:i,ll have some 17s
Yuck, wagon wheels on a classic. Buy a Chrysler, then you can have 23"s

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Re: wheels

Post by gtsmrt » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:39 am

garyv8tiger wrote:i,ll have some 17s
:lol:
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Post by sbt302 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:47 am

I'll have some 17"s gazza....

I think large wheels put the CLASS!! in CLASSIC.... 8)

there's no accounting for some peoples taste..

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Post by Tomaselli » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Quite like big wheels now it's been mentioned....... 8)

Now where did I put my angle grinder :mrgreen:

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Post by tiger331 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:26 pm

Tomaselli wrote:Quite like big wheels now it's been mentioned....... 8)

Now where did I put my angle grinder :mrgreen:

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This is a nice looking kid-car. A Sunbeam Tiger is something else. I would never put something bigger than 14" on a Tiger.
But that is only me.

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Post by garyv8tiger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:37 pm

to many purists .who are too scared to experiment ,theres more to tigers than a red 260 with an f4b and 13 inch minilites . :mrgreen:

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Re: tiger

Post by Ash » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:08 pm

garyv8tiger wrote:to many purists .who are too scared to experiment ,theres more to tigers than a red 260 with an f4b and 13 inch minilites . :mrgreen:
Love it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by garyv8tiger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:53 pm

bet yours is red . :mrgreen:

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Post by michael-king » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:19 am

Tony,

Thats the 7 litre alpine rod from the states IIRC?
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Re: tiger

Post by tiger331 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:54 pm

garyv8tiger wrote:to many purists .who are too scared to experiment ,theres more to tigers than a red 260 with an f4b and 13 inch minilites . :mrgreen:
You are right, there is nothing better than an original looking tiger (okay 8x13 on the rear) with a healthy 357 in the enginebay. :wink:
THIS is what a Tiger should be (for me, of course).
The big eyes of the Porsche, Cobra or other US-Car or sportscar drivers on the 1/4 mile are the best you can get. :mrgreen:

Hans

For me, I do not need 15" or 16", in this case I am oldscool.
Sunbeam Tiger MK1 with 357 strokerengine, really funny.

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