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« Reply #15 on: 09 September, 2015, 05:08:30 PM »

I cropped it to show the tyres better.


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« Reply #16 on: 09 September, 2015, 05:11:43 PM »

I cropped it to show the tyres better.

Dear David the clue is in the weather conditions. ie snow ie thinner tyres. If you look closely at the shades of grey trailer pic you will see the rims are the same as we had to fit 2 wide tyres on one side so it would go onto the trailer.....
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« Reply #17 on: 09 September, 2015, 05:24:10 PM »

I note from the file the engine came from a numpty alfa owner in Hampstead. One of the large garage bills reads recovered non working car. Found it ran out of fuel. Runs well when a gallon added. Another reads recovered non working car. Cam belt broken. Fixed for large amount of folding....

Priority will be belts.....

Oh and tyres like new but rock hard. Guy do you have a source of the large 285 40 15's


Hmmmm - sorry, not my size Tim! I've had a quick look at the usual online suppliers and prices are kinda high... On that basis I'm dreading having to get a pair of 345*35*15's for mine!
The guys who have bought Lister Bell kits also get wheels from that company but he uses 16 or 17 inch rims so there is more choice. I guess it's a case of shopping around and grabbing whatever you can find Tim unless you want to change the wheels as well? If you post on the Stratos forum you might get someone who has found a source for that size recently?

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« Reply #18 on: 09 September, 2015, 06:24:18 PM »

Thanks Guy. I factored in a bit of a challenge. I went to my "normal" tyre supplier/fitter and none of his suppliers had that size in anything.

I kinda like the Compomotive wheels (I like your coffin spoke ones too...). Your wheels must an extra inch wider and I thought mine were wider than Simon's tractor wheels. What size are your fronts wheels and tyres?

Tim


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1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia HFR
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1978 Transformer HF3000 Strato's replica
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
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« Reply #19 on: 09 September, 2015, 06:58:47 PM »

Fronts are 8*15 rims with 225*50*15 Pirellis and rears 12*15 rims with 345*35*15 Pirellis too. Gerry has these rims back in manufacture again but it's an expensive change to make as you also need to change the front and rear hubs, new bearings and brake discs at the same time.

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« Reply #20 on: 09 September, 2015, 07:05:29 PM »

New tyres then...
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« Reply #21 on: 09 September, 2015, 07:31:49 PM »

My birthday today - still waiting for my Stratos to arrive .....

Love it, want one , NEED one

Great purchase and cannot wait to see it on these lovely , empty roads !
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« Reply #22 on: 09 September, 2015, 07:43:16 PM »

Happy birthday Simon
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« Reply #23 on: 09 September, 2015, 08:18:26 PM »

Happy birthday Simon... You got some great toys already!!

I am thinking I could bring the little beast down in the back of our transit it is soooo small  Grin
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1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia HFR
1972 1600 HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1978 Transformer HF3000 Strato's replica
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi.e.
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« Reply #24 on: 10 September, 2015, 08:05:00 AM »

If that size tyre is a problem and you like the look of the existing Compomotives, aren't they split rims? If so is keeping the centres and replacing the rather tired rims with a size for which tyres are readily available an option? Or am I being na´ve and such a course would be ridiculously expensive?

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« Reply #25 on: 10 September, 2015, 10:33:34 AM »

Frank I think the split rim centre is sized for the rim its self and actually the rims are in really good shape albeit in need of a bit of a polish... so I am thinking of tyre softener. Any thoughts?
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1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia HFR
1972 1600 HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1978 Transformer HF3000 Strato's replica
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi.e.
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« Reply #26 on: 10 September, 2015, 10:43:25 AM »

Tim, that really is sounding better and better. It's nowhere near Clarkson's quip that he repeated numerous times on Top Gear when he drove a Hawk Stratos ..... 'built by a bloke with a hammer in a shed in Birmingham'.

I'm sure you will get a huge amount of fun out of it, both in the recommissioning and in its use.

With regard to 'tyre softener' I would have a word with James (aka Chugga Boom) at Minera tyres, he has the expert knowledge. 01978 757052.

                                   Andy
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« Reply #27 on: 10 September, 2015, 11:46:18 AM »


Even if they are rock hard there might still be some value to be had from them.  Autosolos come to mind.  They're a cross between a driving test and a sprint.  All in one direction and faster and more flowing than a driving test but constrained by a regulation size rectangle to keep the speed low enough that helmets and overalls and all sorts else are not required.  They tend to be somewhere very open like an airfield so nothing much to hit.  Get some warmth in the tyres and they may stick ok, if not does it matter?

If there's a risk they'd fail then that's a bit more serious.

It could be a good way to shake it down.
 
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« Reply #28 on: 10 September, 2015, 11:56:16 AM »

Ah! I was thinking it was the width of tyre that was difficult to source for 15" rims. If it's 15" rim tyres in general then of course that's different. What a toy though!
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« Reply #29 on: 10 September, 2015, 01:44:43 PM »

Will Sarah be on the insurance? If so, then I suspect you will have a fight for the driving seat every time you go out!!!!

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