If you want the look of a wire wheel without the knockoff hassle you might
want to consider bolt on wires. British Wire Wheel in sunny California
should have them. I was considering a set for my Daimler but stayed with
steel wheels and covers instead.
If you have some already that aren't all beat up and bent, just count the
spokes, and count the number of threads in one inch on the hub or wheel. You
could always get a thread gauge I suppose, but you should be able to get an
accurate count by eye...
A lot of conversions are done by bolting a splined hub adaptor onto the
existing lugs, cutting off the excess studs and voila... wire wheels.
Talk to British Wire Wheel they can explain everything to you.
----- Original Message -----
From "SueCallaham" <wadleigh at syix.com>
To: "MGs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Midgets" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 11:48 PM
Subject: Wheel question
> Hi All!
> Have a new question (at least new to me). I can do
> engine/interior/wiring stuff, but know nearly nothing about
> wheels/tires. Actually avoid that most of the time.
> Anyway on to my question. I have Rostyle wheels on my '74 Midget ....
> what do I need to do to replace these with spokes? Second part of the
> question ... how do I know the threads per inch and number of spokes on
> a wheel? Have a set of spoke wheels to use, but as I said am not of
> much use in that area!! Any/all info is welcome and helpful!
> '74 Midget
> '65 Midget
> '65 MG-1100