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Got to be 5-1/2 steels with caps for me on that one. Isn't the idea of a twin cam a wolf in sheeps clothing?

 

True thats what is said of the Twincam but in Orange its more a wolf in a high visibility jacket!

 

Australian Twincams were never given hubcaps as they were the only Mk1s made here that had 13in wheels. They were instead given a Rostyle type wheel.

 

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I cant say even the boost of potential originality won me over with this style.

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Oldskool wellers is what im going to go with..... once car is finished.....like the mex steels aswell

 

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Im unfamiliar with some of the popular brands there, can you post an image of the wheels you mean? Many thanks

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These are my weller steels 6x13.mate come across them and thought they'd look good on the mk1 escort.car not finished yet so no pics with them on yet....but hopefully not too long now....

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Hi Gyver, are these the wheels you mean? I have heard the brand mentioned before but its not one I have seen alot here. Its an interesting different take on the 4 spoke design.

 

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I couldnt find an image black centred ones on a Mk1 but it still shows the style.

 

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Yes thats the type of wheel. Revolution makes good quality wheels also, the design was recently updated across their range with the help of modern stress analysis software. I would buy with confidence. They have a lot of history in racing.

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I would get some 6j x 13 original minilites. They look different to the 7j and a bit old school. I fitted a set to mine today got the chromed sleeve nuts from Midland wheels.

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I did have new revolite wheels that i bought in the UK years ago , one had a rust spot on it that did leak so i did get a new one , and they did not center 100% right... 7x13.

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Hi guys and gals,

 

I am new on here, and I'm afraid I don't have a classic Ford (don't worry, I've nothing against them, and if I ever win big on the lottery, I'll be looking for an RS200!), but I have been reading this thread with interest. I have recently come across a set of 6 (yes six) Dunlop D1 alloys that I acquired with the intention of using them on my Imp. However, it seems that they are the wrong PCD (108mm, rather than 101.6mm that I need). They were bought unseen as I was told they were off an Imp.

I have done a liitle research, and I believe that they are in fact Ford 1300GT wheels. Maybe an optional extra? They are 12" diameter.

They are in fair condition, with two of them being newer than the others, and all of them could do with some TLC and a coat of paint.

As they are no use to me, I would like to see someone else put them to good use. 

I don't know how to post pictures on here, but I can send via email if anyone is interested. I'll check back on here over the next few days - I don't really want to post my mobile number on a public forum.

 

Cheers.

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The Revolution 4 spoke was a very popular wheel back in the day, still seen on plenty of cars now and also still available from the manufacturer too.

 

http://www.revolutionwheels.com/wheels/road/4-spoke-classic/

 

Also available in a 5 spoke variant, albeit only in 15"

 

http://www.revolutionwheels.com/wheels/road/5-spoke-classic/

 

Other popular, if slightly less common wheels were the Starmag and Alley cat, both of which JB wheels reproduce and various Compomotive wheels

 

http://www.johnbrownwheels.com/wheels/

 

For a Minilite style wheel my vote goes to the Compomotive ML

 

http://www.comp.co.uk/wheels/wheels.asp?section=ml-24-13

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I would get some 6j x 13 original minilites. They look different to the 7j and a bit old school. I fitted a set to mine today got the chromed sleeve nuts from Midland wheels.

 

Yes I have noticed there is something different with he Original Minilites that the replicas like Superlites and others dont have. I havent been able to figure out what it is?

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I did have new revolite wheels that i bought in the UK years ago , one had a rust spot on it that did leak so i did get a new one , and they did not center 100% right... 7x13.

 

They really suit that car and colour though. Looks the business.

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Yes they did look good , in those days i was looking at Revolutions 4 spoke and the minilite style wheels but i got not find them close at home , i didn`t have interweb so looking everything up in magazine`s , so i bought the Revolite in the UK becourse the were cheaper than the Revolutions [originals ?] in Germany , but if you if you have a choice buy the Original Revolutions.

They were 13x7j ET 5 with 205/50/13 tyre`s but for this the arches need so grinding and beating.

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Hi all

 

I'm new to this so apologies if I'm in the wrong place. My mk1 needs loads of work but I'm already looking at wheels, I'm really keen on 7x13 steels (JBW not Lotus) and after reading the posts here I'm relatively happy that I'll be OK for arch clearance with the correct tyre choice but I've heard that the curved shape of these on the inside of the rim can lead to issues fitting larger discs as opposed to alloys that have a more angular shape if you know what I mean.

If I've made myself clear enough has anyone encountered similar problems?

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Hello all, 

I have a set of ronal rs alloys and I am wondering if they might fit onto my mk1. The size should be ok with the correct tires but I don't know about the offset of 32... Does anybody here know if this will work or if it is a bad idea? 

 

 

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Just going by the date code - aug 03 / or possibly 83 LOL! - they are likely to be FWD Fiesta wheels. They will fit but may be quite inset compared to a 'regular' RWD wheel.

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3 hours ago, katana said:

Just going by the date code - aug 03 / or possibly 83 LOL! - they are likely to be FWD Fiesta wheels. They will fit but may be quite inset compared to a 'regular' RWD wheel.

Agreed, the narrow rim edge makes them look like a front wheel drive offset.

Have a look at the second wheel on the second last page of the PDF in the thread at the link below.

 

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