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White Walls Yes/No?

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Shane Nudds
Henrietta, NY, USA   usa

You are not going to be able to find a set of wheels like that for a B. The bolt pattern and wheel size are non-existent in todays modern wheel market. You would have to have a set custom made which would be in the $5000 range.

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Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   usa
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"

Those look like Dayton wires,you can get them from tons of vendors. Don't cost 5grand
and you can get them in MGB offsets in 14-15-and 16's
and they don't need tuning
$350 each take modern tubeless tires



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-03-05 09:59 PM by ohlord.

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Rick Crosby
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA   usa
1959 Edsel Villager "OLD Red EDSEL"
1969 MG MGB GT "Emma"
2003 Chevrolet S10 "The S10"
2011 Subaru Forester "Mom's Princess Mobile"
2013 Ford F-150 Pickup 4WD "The Behemoth"

The 1962 MGB of member fmotta14 shod with bias ply whitewalls.

Cheers,

Rick

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Jon Rosenthall
Maple, Ontario, Canada   can
1970 MG MGB "Neville"
2007 BMW 525i "Fritz"

I love the look both ways


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Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   usa
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"

I think on early car, WWs look great, but as for personal opinion, I would still probably have hard time doing WWs myself. Funny how all things come and go,and then come back in trends, who knows maybe we see a comeback for WW tires on modern cars. When Ii was younger at our family car business, where we dealt with fleet lease cars, it was the heyday of WW tires, and the fleet cars often times came with blackwall tire to save the fleets money, and haiving WWs on them make them sell better, but you didn't want to take perfectly good tires and discard them just because they were blackwall. We had a guy who came by or dealership and he did nothing but put WWs on black wall tire, heck we kept him so busy, we were his only client. He would jack up the car and had the machine that spun the tires, and cut a shallow groove in the side wall, then he used this special rubber paint to mke a balckwall thire a white wall. Also, anyone remember porta-a-walls , LOL smiling smiley


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Rodney McLain
Greenville SC, USA   usa
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class "The SLK"
2004 Volvo V70 "The Wagon"
2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 "The Diesel"

My 72 came from the factory with white walls and wire wheels. W/W were $32 and wires were $89. Loved 70's prices, did not love polyester.eye rolling smiley With the right color car (Iris, Black, etc) they are quite handsome and very period correct.

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Rick Crosby
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA   usa
1959 Edsel Villager "OLD Red EDSEL"
1969 MG MGB GT "Emma"
2003 Chevrolet S10 "The S10"
2011 Subaru Forester "Mom's Princess Mobile"
2013 Ford F-150 Pickup 4WD "The Behemoth"

In reply to # 2305563 by Speedracer Also, anyone remember porta-a-walls , LOL smiling smiley

I remember port-o-walls!grinning smiley

Back in the 1970's, I had a friend who lost half his port-o-wall at about 70 mph on the New York State Thruway!eye popping smiley

That certainly threw the wheel out balance!

Cheers,

Rick

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Matt Kulka
Charlotte, NC, USA   usa

You want a cool period look? A redline tire would look great on a black MGB.

http://www.cokertire.com/redline-tires

http://www.volvette.com/WH79C.html

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Manek Dubash
Lewes, East Sussex, UK   gbr
1968 MG MGB "Odysseus"

I say no. As a Brit, to me white walls look Ok on 1950s and 60s American cars but not on Brits...just don't look right.



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Andy Mathers
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia   aus
1972 MG MGB MkII "Bee2 (B2)"

I like them. I'd love a set on my B. Thin stripe for mine!

Andy M grinning smiley



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John P
A C, TN, USA   usa

Quote: I say no. As a Brit, to me white walls look Ok on 1950s and 60s American cars but not on Brits...just don't look right.
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Shane Nudds
Henrietta, NY, USA   usa

In reply to # 2305453 by ohlord Those look like Dayton wires,you can get them from tons of vendors. Don't cost 5grand
and you can get them in MGB offsets in 14-15-and 16's
and they don't need tuning
$350 each take modern tubeless tires


I know wires are not 5 grand. I was talking about the custom rims on the Vette in the the first picture.

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McDonough, Georgia, USA   usa

Hell no!!!!!

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Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   usa
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"

In reply to # 2306279 by kawtoy
In reply to # 2305453 by ohlord Those look like Dayton wires,you can get them from tons of vendors. Don't cost 5grand
and you can get them in MGB offsets in 14-15-and 16's
and they don't need tuning
$350 each take modern tubeless tires


I know wires are not 5 grand. I was talking about the custom rims on the Vette in the the first picture.

Not custom rims and you can get adapters. Wheel place in Ca. can put any center into most any rim to your spec offset for
$80 per wheel. those appear to be stock 80's z28 camaro rims found at almost any wrecking yard. Definitely not $5K custom rims.
14by6.5's running 205's with simple fender rolling and no fender flares.



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Nathan ~
Oregon, USA   usa

I generally think they make the driver look older and the car look slower.

I do like them on cruisers and sleds, like the 49 Merc, 52 Bel Air, 62 Impala.



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