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Re: Wire Wheels and my 67 MGB

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Subject: Re: Wire Wheels and my 67 MGB
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 09:40:53 -0800
MGCs used 15" wheels without any modifications, so I imagine they would be
fine. The tire size question is what requires clarification...

on 11/5/02 6:46 PM, F. J. MacFarlane at wrote:

> I have recently discovered that I need to replace some wire wheels in the
> near future.  I'd like to get the widest, tallest wheels possible so I can
> use lower profile tires than those skinny 80-series radials on there now.
> More tire contact patch = better handling and easier availability.  I
> understand the OE wheels (which I have on the car now I believe) are 14" by
> 4.5".  I also understand that 14" by 5.5" wire wheels are available, as well
> as 15" by 5.5" with the same mounting system.  I don't know if 15 by 5.5"
> wheels and tires will fit and not foul out on some part of the vehicle
> structure.  So, wise Jedi Knights of MoWoG, what is the widest/tallest
> reasonably available wire wheel that fits my 1967 MGB?  Thanks much.
> F. J. (Lane) MacFarlane
> Houston, TX
> 1967 MGB, wire wheel challenged
> 1982 Plymouth Turismo 2.2 L 98 kmi
> 1985 Plymouth Voyager 2.6 L 144 kmi
> 1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.3 L 121 kmi
> unapologetic PO 1967 English Ford Anglia 123E (RIP)


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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