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Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:33 am
by Karl
I have borrowed some 427 style wheels to check for dimensions. The rear is 9,5x15 with 3,5" backspace, but they are sticking out too far. Can somebody tell me what the measurements on the FIA wheels are, either in 9,5 or 8,5 width?
The wheeels I have measure 90 mm from mounting flange to back side and 180 mm from mounting flange to front side.
Karl

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:33 pm
by clive
Hi Karl,
Check out Gerry's website. http://www.hawkcars.co.uk/parts/cobrawh ... lloys.html
Hope it helps.
Have a good New Year! :wink:

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:46 pm
by Karl
Hello Clive,
when I visited Gerry in November we measured only the backside of his wheels. I have senT him a mail also to measure the front side, I hope he is reading it in the new year. Anyway, also all the best in 2008 for you!
Karl

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:07 pm
by hawk289
Karl,

Look at the wheels on the FIA picture I posted, they are 427 wheels, not FIA. Are they Gerry's wheels? My ones came from Gerry and are Peg drive, like the original.

John

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:29 pm
by Karl
Hello John,
on your picture it looks okay, but you have MG axle and I have Jag. What are your sizes?
9,5x15 rear and 7,5x15 front? What rubber size? The wheels I borrowed are from Trigo, but they all (also Gerrys) have the same backspace, 3,5". Maybe my Jag axle from Ward is too wide? I`m waiting for Gerrys measurements on the 8,5x15 FIA wheels, but I am afraid that the outside dimension is the same, as the 8,5 has a 4,5" backspace.
If there is no other solution I need to machine 10mm off the mounting face of the rear wheels.
Regards Karl

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:34 pm
by hawk289
Karl,

I will measure in the morning

John

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:36 am
by Migge
Hello Karl,

may you have a Jag axle from Ward that was for a 427? 10" wheels would fit with no problem but the FIA is even a bit smaller than a 427.

Wheels machining! 10mm is quit a lot.

Cheers
Migge

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:24 pm
by kaiserbilly1
Hi Karl

Any more pctures of your car to show what stage it's at :?:

Bill

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:00 pm
by Karl
Hello Bill,
basically frame with axels and engine/gearbox installed. Now checking on headers/exhaust system. Cardanshaft to order next week and tyres.
Put the body back on a week ago to check for dimensions. Body has all openings exept for windshield related items and rollbar. Now off again.

Re: Rear wheels FIA

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:29 pm
by kaiserbilly1
Looking good Karl :mrgreen:
When do you think you will have the car finished ?

Bill