Please, before you use them, get them checked. Magnesium wheels,
particular older ones, are notorious for cracksm, internal cavities and
I'd hate to see you crash you car because a wheel failed. On top of that
magnesium burns extremely fast and hot. If it failed, it may take out the
of your car in a hot fiery blaze.
If they have ever seen racing miles in the hand of a PO, I'd be even more
At minium, use penetrant dye - you can order it from places like pegasus
racing supplies or talk to the maintenance guys at the nearest light
airfield - they will know of testing facilities in the area that can do the
penetrant or magnafluxing. I'd prefer magnafluxing. If you don't want to
any chances you can also get them x-rayed.
From: Ulix Goettsch <email@example.com>
To: Jay Quinn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 1998 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: Fattest Tire on 13x6 MiniLite Rim?
>Does a 6" rim fit the rear of a square wheel arch car at all?
>I would put one on w/o a tire and check clearances. You'll probably be
>doing some fender lip work.
>On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Jay Quinn wrote:
>> I've got 4 Carroll Shelby Original magnesium Minilite rims, 13x6.
>> I'm wondering what the fattest tire is that can fit that rim and not rub
>> the fenders on my 62 Sprite. Anyone got something similiar to this and
>> have gone through this discovery process?
> Ulix __/__,__
> '67 Sprite