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Re: 950 wheel convertion to minilites

Posted by on September 13, 2009 at 08:16:37:

In Reply to: Re: 950 wheel convertion to minilites posted by gil on September 13, 2009 at 03:39:27:

: Hi Keith,
: Do you race your car, or are you planning to? Because some of the governing organizations are particular as to what wheels and tires you use. For example, if I show up at a VSCCA race with Hoosier tires, I would get sent home. If you are just running it on the street, you can put anything you want to on it. I am using a 1/2 inch spacer between the front wheels and the brake drum to give me enough offset to clear the body work, rear wheels are fine.Here is link if you want to see what the Superlites look like:

: http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z11800/Turner-803.aspx
: / gil

Hi Gil,
Thanks for the link.
I an familiar with Superlite rim. I plan to run street only. On 13" rims I have spacers to clear the brakes.
I do find it odd that your US racing governing authorities are so precious about wheel & tyre types, yet they allow a Turner built prior to 1962 to use minilight style wheels before the original Minilite was designed.
As steel wheels fatigue and are no longer available new, while wire wheels may not be an ideal alternative, other options must be looked at.
The US governing authorities also seems to be stuck on 15" whereas other countries will allow 13" on some marks of Turners had both 13" and 15" as options.
I would think that an alloy rim of the correct diameter & width would be a safer option even if it does not look quite right as does a post '62 minilight is not quite right on a '58 Turner.
Regards Keith

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