...and if they ever catch fire....
"Wm. Severin Thompson" wrote:
> Those wheels are worth some good $, so don't let anyone (like me) talk you
> out of then cheap. The biggest problems I see in any of the early magnesium
> wheels is fatigue cracks and porosity(sp?). They should be checked for
> cracks. And they sometimes have trouble keeping air in the tires because of
> porous castings.
> Are you preparing the car for the street or the track?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: jack otrades <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>; <bryan.vandiver@Eng.Sun.COM>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2000 9:29 AM
> Subject: re: Alloy wheels that work
> > My Father's Race Bugeye has what I believe as Authentic Mini-Lites on it.
> > Can these be reliably used as street wheels? Or should I look for
> > else?
> > Brian
> > >From: email@example.com
> > >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >To: bryan.vandiver@Eng.Sun.COM
> > >CC: email@example.com
> > >Subject: re: Alloy wheels that work
> > >Date: Fri, 7 Jul 00 17:38:59 EDT
> > >
> > > >> Fiat 124/x19 wheels will fit on our sprites??
> > > >>How about wheels from a triumph spitfire?
> > >
> > > No and No. Frayed knot.
> > > Actually, there's very little that fits. Vega/Monza/Starfire/etc.
> > >is all I know about. And requires a thin spacer at one end of the
> > >car. The Vega wheels with lots of small holes (as opposed to the
> > >4-spoke Vega GT wheels) also apparently have a slightly too small
> > >center hole so you have to turn down the center of your hubs slightly.
> > > Spridget uses a 4-inch diameter bolt circle.
> > > Ed in NC
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