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joemamma Gold Member Robert White
Monroe,NC 28112, USA   USA
5 Vredestein Classics ordered. I just could not do the wide whites. They look perfect on the blue coupe but I think a bit much for my black car.



Bob
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RJBrown Randy Brown
Queen Creek, AZ, USA   USA
This iris blue MGA with 48 spoke wire wheels is the trailer Queen I was referring to. Complete frame off restoration to as close to stock as was possible. It had only about 20 total miles on it when sold to a dealer who resold it in Europe.
Yes those are bias ply whitewalls from long ago.



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3066james Gold Member Jim Cheatham
Amelia, VA, USA   USA
Since June 2017, I’ve put about 3,000 miles on my Coupe.

Jim

In reply to # 3840788 by MGAdavid Painted 60 spoke wheels say, "This car is driven." Trailer-queens tend to have chrome ones.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3840811 by joemamma 5 Vredestein Classics ordered. I just could not do the wide whites. They look perfect on the blue coupe but I think a bit much for my black car.

So, what size tires did you order and from where?
And which wires did you choose? Dayton's 72 spoke??
Brian



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII

joemamma Gold Member Robert White
Monroe,NC 28112, USA   USA
The tires are 165-15 from The Tire Rack. Coker was a little more because of the shipping charges. The wheels are MSW 60 spoke chrome tubeless from British Wire Wheel thru Ebay.



Bob
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MGB65B Gold Member Thomas Aczel
Sydney, Kurrajong Hts, Australia   AUS
1962 MG MGA MkII
1965 MG MGB "Dad's Little White Car"
Hi there Bob
You have a similar colour scheme on your MGA to my car, with a black exterior and red trim.
The red soft top on my car was chosen by the previous owner. I actually like the look. The tonneau cover is red also.

My car has 60 spoke chrome wires that it came with, that I personally think look great.
The wheels were new out of the box MWS/Dunlop, but supplied originally 30-35 years earlier. I believe the newer MWS wheels (Indian made) have stainless steel spokes, but mine are an excellent example of hydrogen embrittlement from chrome plating of steel; I think I've replaced about sixteen spokes so far. I've gotten fairly handy at this now, but it's a skill I would have preferred not to have needed to acquire. On the other hand my MGB has Dayton chrome wire wheels and these have been faultless and trouble free for about 12 years.
So in summary, yes, go for chrome wires in my opinion. (And they are no harder, and probably easier to keep clean than painted wheels).


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Robert and Thomas
Brian W



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
I have the MWS tubeless chrome 60s on my MKII. When I first got them I have a slow leak in one tire. It would go down 4 or 5 lbs in a month. I decided to try tighten the valve stem which is a threaded with nut affair. When I turned it the whole stem turned a little.. Never leaked again...
Check that the stems are tight.



Gary

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Speedracer Platinum Member Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
Gorgeous work form you as normal Bob, looks really good smileys with beer



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Speedracer Platinum Member Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
In reply to # 3841671 by Speedracer Gorgeous work from you as normal Bob, looks really good smileys with beer



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purpleGT Gold Member Bud Osbourne
Pittsburgh, PA., USA   USA
First thing I did, after bringing my MGA home, was to replace the chrome wires with new, painted 60 spoke wheels. For me, the chrome wire wheels are just too much "bling". But, I have to admit that they do look good on some MGAs. It's really a matter of personal preference.

In other words, it's YOUR car, so do as YOU like.

My personal philosophy, on cars, is: The only person my car needs to impress is ME...…………….well, maybe my wife, too.

joemamma Gold Member Robert White
Monroe,NC 28112, USA   USA
Chrome wires, interior color and the engine as I got it. Something is wrong with the engine pic. The guy I got it from had no idea there was a issue.



Bob
2x 63 MGB, 67 MGBGT, 77MGB ,09 Corvette, 60 MGA, 67 TR4A-irs


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barneymg Barney Gaylord
(Somewhere in USA), Pick one (or more), USA   USA
1958 MG MGA "MGA With An Attitude"
Cute. Assembled for an airplane engine?



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3843619 by barneymg Cute. Assembled for an airplane engine?
As I am not that familiar with 1600 motors, I don't see what I am supposed to be looking at??????????
Brian



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII

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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
That the flywheel will not fit behind the radiator. cool smiley

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In reply to # 3843619 by barneymg Cute. Assembled for an airplane engine?
As I am not that familiar with 1600 motors, I don't see what I am supposed to be looking at??????????
Brian



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