In Reply to: Re: 950 wheel convertion to minilites posted by Norm Sippel on September 17, 2009 at 08:09:11:
: Keith:I know its a bit late to enter the discussion and very probably nieve but has anyone thought to ask Jack if he offered 13" wheels before 1960, if no "drat" if yes we'll look for the proof, there is so much out there someone will have the info. and lets face it we don't throw much away
Cheers Keith A
: Here in the US we have something like 26 different vintage race organizations. (Go to: V-M-C.org) The VSCCA in the Northeast US are the ones who limit cars to 1959 & earlier & changes to that same period. Thus, their limit to 15" x 4.5" wheels. Most other orgs allow 13". Unfortunately, proof that Jack offered 13" wheels as an option only goes back to about 1960 or 1961. So, the VSCCA has stood fast.
: Of course the problem is that original steel wheels have been breaking. I know of at least 4 instances in recent years. And, new substitute wheels of any kind are almost impossible to find unless as previously mentioned, they are custom-made/modified.
: My personal solution is simply to race elsewhere with Hoosiers on 13" Superlites. They work fine with no spacers.
: Norm Sippel
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