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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:14 pm

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Judging by the number of recent threads asking about fitting this that and the other.... :wink:

I'm considering building a front-wheel drive Elan with a V8 in the rear, which tyres would be best. :twisted:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:25 pm

elansprint71 wrote: which tyres would be best. :twisted:


Well I think rubber ones would probably be best but we would want to know if you would be using the wheels from your sons Mini Cooper :?:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:43 pm

types26/36 wrote:
elansprint71 wrote: which tyres would be best. :twisted:


Well I think rubber ones would probably be best but we would want to know if you would be using the wheels from your sons Mini Cooper :?:


Brian, I was thinking along the lines of this:

http://forums.autosport.com/lofiversion/index.php/t93870.html
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PostPost by: hartley hare » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:03 pm

elansprint71 wrote::roll:

Judging by the number of recent threads asking about fitting this that and the other.... :wink:

I'm considering building a front-wheel drive Elan with a V8 in the rear, which tyres would be best. :twisted:


if it's standard rover v8, i found that 175/75/13s, give best results..... 8)
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:18 pm

hartley hare wrote:if it's standard rover v8, i found that 175/75/13s, give best results.


I would have to strongly disagree there as IMHO a 70 profile would be far better then a 75 profile and the speedo would only be 0.026 of a percent out at 146mph.....although I think Pete should start another thread on the subject as we are getting thread drift here.
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PostPost by: hartley hare » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:02 am

types26/36 wrote:
hartley hare wrote:if it's standard rover v8, i found that 175/75/13s, give best results.


I would have to strongly disagree there as IMHO a 70 profile would be far better then a 75 profile and the speedo would only be 0.026 of a percent out at 146mph.....although I think Pete should start another thread on the subject as we are getting thread drift here.


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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:59 pm

I checked the archives and there are already several threads about thread drift. :roll:
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:05 pm

elansprint71 wrote:I checked the archives and there are already several threads about thread drift. :roll:



UNF, UNC or Metric?
Oh errrm, shouldn't this topic be in "Free Parking" :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:00 pm

elansprint71 wrote:I checked the archives and there are already several threads about thread drift. :roll:

I can't find a thread on name changing- how do you do it? :wink:
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