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3 minutes ago, Vista said:

Those wheels look alright, I'd just leave th for what it will cost you to get a set shipped out to Oz.

Yes they look ok there. They were the closest thing I could get to RS 4 spoke wheels at the time. Unfortunately they have weathered since then and aren't that shiny any more and the centre caps fell off. They have a balance issue too so you cant do more than 50km/h on them which is most likely the tyres but putting new tyres on old rims didn't seem to do justice for the car itself. Time for a revamp really. Something more original looking would be good I think.

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What are they-I originally thought they were mk2 RS alloys but they look more dished so not actually sure what they are-aftermarket copies or Aus type RS alloys?

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7 minutes ago, meXEco said:

What are they-I originally thought they were mk2 RS alloys but they look more dished so not actually sure what they are-aftermarket copies or Aus type RS alloys?

They are a wheel by a Japanese company called Enkei. They were called the Enkei Cross fever Racing and could be bought with black or gold painted inset. There were no RS alloys for any cars apart from the 40 RS3100 cars that had them on when imported as complete cars. No Mk1 RS Escorts of any type were built here only Twincams and also small batch of 25 Mk1 RS2000s that were brought in as complete cars for competition purposes. So apart from Twincams all our Mk1s were 1300 Kent Engined cars and a few 1100s early in the models life all with 12in wheels. Twincams had a Rostyle wheel most would know from Mk2 Cortinas. Our Mk2 Rally Packs and RS2000s had an optional alloy that was pretty bad. My Mk2 had them but they really are the most awful alloy wheel ever put on a car. Pictured below.

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hi rallypack2000, i got him on the telefoon, i will have a look this monday, and let you know how they are, and witch ones they are, cheers marcel

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I must agree with Vista really, they look quite well. So unless you want to go the proper RS wheels I'd leave alone and get refurbed.

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6 hours ago, anglia58 said:

hi rallypack2000, i got him on the telefoon, i will have a look this monday, and let you know how they are, and witch ones they are, cheers marcel

Thanks so much Marcel I look forward to hearing more about them.

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6 hours ago, colr6 said:

I must agree with Vista really, they look quite well. So unless you want to go the proper RS wheels I'd leave alone and get refurbed.

Wow everybody loves the old Enkeis! They were the nicest wheels I could find back in the day new apart from Performance Superlites. But sorry they have to go. Unfortunately they have had their day and aren't worth refurbishing. It would cost the same to fix them up as it would RS wheels so if im going to pour that sort of money into wheels it would only be with originals. Maybe its cheaper there to have done but here its really expensive. You see the photos of the Purple Twincam above, that guy paid $1200 AUD to refurbish a set of Capri Laser wheels which cost him the same again to buy in the first place, where as you guys have been offering them up for a fiver. Even then the Enkeis were never meant for the Twincam actually, when I bought them they were for the Mk2. I wanted to take the Twincam to a couple of shows and the Enkeis were the only newish shiny wheels I had so they ended up on it just trying to make it look better with others looking over it. You learned to mix and match where you could when you really couldn't afford to run both cars at once. The wheels that came on the Twincam when I bought it then went onto the Mk2. They were white centred Bathurst Globe Wheels (Pictured Below) and were in poor condition from the start but they stayed on that car until recently as it was being welded and painted as it didnt matter if they got muck on them. When the Twincam was left to sit idle the Enkeis just weathered and corroded with time especially the two in the drivers side. Even when new though the centre caps never fitted. I had a set of genuine Mk2 RS centre caps I bought through a UK car magazine ad (no internet then) You may be able to see them in the photos but the holes were slightly too big for them and they were just taped in from behind. One fell off when it rained and the others were pinched when I parked it one day. So getting some period wheels where I can put original caps without them falling off is a big step forward I have waited decades for! LOL. I do like the early caps on Mk1 alloys and steelies, the Mk2 ones never looked right on a Mk1. As someone also pointed out above the Enkeis had a reasonable offset which filled the guards of a Mk2 really well but scraped alot with the Mk1. No passengers that's for sure.

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21 hours ago, Vista said:

Here you go, some mk1 RS 4 spokes.

Edit: actually I think those are JPS capri wheels that have been modified. 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202528423824

They are nice. I like the car too.

Just as a general question, are there any other Twincam owners here on the forum? British or Australian?

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Even though the 'Twink ' is under powered, notoriously unreliable has only 8 valves it's still rated and admired by shall we say the older generation as been the one and only twink! Even though it has been overtaken in the power and reliability by the modern engines with the likes of zetec and red tops it's still the dogs the round ones of the twink world😉 That LOTUS word across the rocker cover is enough to attract anyone's attention and conversation no matter what it's in, can we say that for anything else NO.

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hi rallypack2000, i got the wheels, with nuts, a few problems have appeard, they look like crap, they are capri wheels, with number H71AB-1007-AC-C and a centrehole from 63mm instead of the 70mm for an escort, you could make them larger and grind the last C of  the rim, then they would be escort rims, i have clean them up a bit to have a good look at them, they got small rust dimps in them, witch will show up if you would polisch them.

the good thing is i got them for 50 euro's, the bad thing is, they weight 21,80 kg, the wheel nuts about 1.2 kg, postage for 20 kg would be 105 euro's, for 30 kg would be 350 euro's, ridiculus, but for 10 kg is 58 euro's, one rime is 5,45 kg, it just go's over the 5 kg limit, i have to split them, i don't want to do that, i can sent them by ups, in a box, that would be the best thing, it would cost 168 euro's, i know it a lot, you just live to far away.

you don't have to take them, i can clean them up a bit, and sell them to eeb43, he could sell them on the classic ford show, it always would be good for everybody

sorry i could not get beter ones, there are no caps with them, the best thing is they are cheap, cheers marcel

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13 hours ago, anglia58 said:

hi rallypack2000, i got the wheels, with nuts, a few problems have appeard, they look like crap, they are capri wheels, with number H71AB-1007-AC-C and a centrehole from 63mm instead of the 70mm for an escort, you could make them larger and grind the last C of  the rim, then they would be escort rims, i have clean them up a bit to have a good look at them, they got small rust dimps in them, witch will show up if you would polisch them.

the good thing is i got them for 50 euro's, the bad thing is, they weight 21,80 kg, the wheel nuts about 1.2 kg, postage for 20 kg would be 105 euro's, for 30 kg would be 350 euro's, ridiculus, but for 10 kg is 58 euro's, one rime is 5,45 kg, it just go's over the 5 kg limit, i have to split them, i don't want to do that, i can sent them by ups, in a box, that would be the best thing, it would cost 168 euro's, i know it a lot, you just live to far away.

you don't have to take them, i can clean them up a bit, and sell them to eeb43, he could sell them on the classic ford show, it always would be good for everybody

sorry i could not get beter ones, there are no caps with them, the best thing is they are cheap, cheers marcel

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Wow Marcel you got hold of those real quick. What a terrific find you really have the best network for getting parts, I feel like I live on a far away island at times ....... oh what! Scratch that I do! LOL I know they appear a bit rough I am still very much interested as it could be my only chance to get a set of Mk1 Alloys. Shipping costs of 168 Euros isn't that bad when you consider size and distance. It depends on how deep the rust dimps were. Why they may not polish out by hand a wheel restorer may be able to skim them if the damage isn't too deep. That's what happened with my Capri Laser wheels. Funny how these are Capri wheels as well. Escort wheels are out of my price range LOL That's a warning to everyone ready to jump into the Escort game! The other lesser think I was wondering is how hard is it to find the centre caps? Does anyone make a nice replica? Many thanks for your efforts its terrific.

PS I love the scales with the remote display.

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There are replica 70mm centre caps available once you have machined the centre hole out. I will have to dig out from where though. 

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OK the place I last saw listing repro ones no longer does.......I believe the AVO club still sells them but you need to be a registered member (you definitely used to at least). 

I think @Mexican Gerbilis a member, he might be able to help with purchase and I would be happy to ship them for you again.

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If these are required by RP, I've got some stuff to send to him. Can go in the same parcel if need be, no point in paying two shipping charges to Auss.

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18 hours ago, anglia58 said:

hi rallypack2000, i got the wheels, with nuts, a few problems have appeard, they look like crap, they are capri wheels, with number H71AB-1007-AC-C and a centrehole from 63mm instead of the 70mm for an escort, you could make them larger and grind the last C of  the rim, then they would be escort rims, i have clean them up a bit to have a good look at them, they got small rust dimps in them, witch will show up if you would polisch them.

the good thing is i got them for 50 euro's, the bad thing is, they weight 21,80 kg, the wheel nuts about 1.2 kg, postage for 20 kg would be 105 euro's, for 30 kg would be 350 euro's, ridiculus, but for 10 kg is 58 euro's, one rime is 5,45 kg, it just go's over the 5 kg limit, i have to split them, i don't want to do that, i can sent them by ups, in a box, that would be the best thing, it would cost 168 euro's, i know it a lot, you just live to far away.

you don't have to take them, i can clean them up a bit, and sell them to eeb43, he could sell them on the classic ford show, it always would be good for everybody

sorry i could not get beter ones, there are no caps with them, the best thing is they are cheap, cheers marcel

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I’d send those to my refurbisher to get dipped to see the extent of corrosion

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1 hour ago, Vista said:

OK the place I last saw listing repro ones no longer does.......I believe the AVO club still sells them but you need to be a registered member (you definitely used to at least). 

I think @Mexican Gerbilis a member, he might be able to help with purchase and I would be happy to ship them for you again.

 

1 hour ago, Mexican Gerbil said:

Someone mention my name?! Who’s after what? I’ve got an up to date  list of AVO club items 

I was once a full member all the way around the other side of the world. From a Magazine advert, no internet then. My Twincam wasn't built at Ford AVO though but rather Homebush Sydney from a box of parts from Europe which ironically is the same arrangement I use today in order to maintain it.

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I would be curious to know how much the AVO Club list them for MG? Shame the regular supplier dried up though.

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1 hour ago, notenoughtime said:

These are my mk1 alloys I’ve had refurbished 

 

centre caps are avaible on eBay or avo club which I’m a member 

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Those look positively brilliant. It makes me more want to take a chance on Marcels ones in hope that would look as good as that.

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Early 4 spokes don’t always have stamping in them, depended on who made them I believe 

this set are mainly 72 dates my other set have markings 

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