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#429733 - 15/02/17 06:07 PM Wire wheels info
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Can anyone help with info regarding wire wheels please? I would like to know how to measure the wheels/hubs to compare s/h wheels with my own. I have 60 spoke 15 inch wires on my 1961 +4 and they have been knocked about a bit. Can anyone explain which part is 42mm and which part is curly?

I am currently looking at a set taken off a 1990 4/4 and unsure if they will fit.


#429751 - 15/02/17 07:42 PM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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A bit of research tells me that I should measure the hubs accross the splines, 62mm in my case. Still don't know which bit is curly though.


#429756 - 15/02/17 08:02 PM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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No, I'm not sure what is meant by the term 'curly'. Maybe the inner flange? These guys supply the current range, and there's a lot of info on the site. Or maybe give them a call?


#429783 - 15/02/17 10:49 PM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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The later wheels were 72 spoke, but the splines should be the same. PS no idea what the curly bit is.

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#429785 - 15/02/17 11:02 PM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Ray]
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My 59 plus 4 has later 72 spoke chrome wires. It was dispatched from the works with wires, presumably 60 spoke painted.
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#429788 - 15/02/17 11:17 PM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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I would imagine the curly bit refers to the shape of the centre hub, often an S shape , but not sure which spec you need.

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#429811 - 16/02/17 07:46 AM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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I don't think there was any difference in the Rudge type splined hubs used by Morgan. The stub axle sizes changed, but that doesn't affect the wheel hubs.

I reckon a set of modern 72-spoke wheels will be a direct replacement for a set of 60-spoke jobs - always assuming that the rim widths are similar.

I believe 1961 +4s would have had 5" rims, so the only ting that might cause an issue would be if the '91 car was a 'wideline' with 5.5" rims - and the balance of probabilities suggests probably not.
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#429823 - 16/02/17 08:33 AM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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The original 60 spokes are fitted with 5.60 x 15 tyres and the 1990 72 spokes ones I am considering buying have 165/80 x 15 which I think means the rims are the same width.

Am I right?


#429824 - 16/02/17 08:35 AM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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You need the "J" number from the wheel rim.
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#430178 - 17/02/17 03:39 PM Re: Wire wheels info [Re: Nevbag]
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As said before MWS should be able to help.

There should be some help here as well
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