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qed296
May 27, 2014, 9:26pm Report to Moderator


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I am looking for the finishing touches now and these seem to be eluding me.
It seems the spit/gt6 type with the 22? Holes around the centre are coming up more often on ebay these last couple of weeks.

It's not these I am looking for, it's the smooth centre barrel type I am wanting.

Now did this style only have a small production run as there seems to be little or no info about them.

I note the saloon amongst us is wearing a set and that looks awesome.

Which cars had these so I can search the classifieds in the hope of finding some.

Also as a guide what sort of price should I be looking For.

Thanks
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npanne
May 27, 2014, 9:42pm Report to Moderator


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Good luck !

They do come up occasionally, but they are sought after, and there are more people looking for a set than selling...

I've no idea how much they go for - £400-500 for a set? Really depends how many people are after the same set.
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69vitesse
May 27, 2014, 10:31pm Report to Moderator

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Rocking horse poo, silly money.
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cliftyhanger
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I sold some a few years ago for what I thought was cheeky money, but agreed, a good set of wheels (check for straightness, many have bent rims that are not obvious but the whole wheel is a bit twisted!) probably £300 plus.
However, they are VERY nice.
Just keep searching, they are the sort of thing that may just turn up at an autojumble, or you hear of a set for sale by word of mouth.


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Encom
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I was very lucky and managed to set a set of fully reconditioned ones for a little over $600NZD from a classic Formula Ford. All via word of mouth and thanks to this forum - they are out there. Just put the word out and sooner or later a set will become available. Took me about two years.



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1968 Mk1 Vitesse 2litre Saloon - Blue (Factory, Cactus Green / Matador Red) - CURRENT PROJECT
1970 13/60 Herald Stationwagon - White - PROJECT
1965 Mk1 Morris Mini Almond Green / White Roof tuned 998cc - SOMEONE ELSES STALLED PROJECT
1989 MX5 NA Turbo track car - 177kW at the wheels and RWD
2005 Skoda Fabia VR-s. Fun car - 420Nm 6Spd, Fun? Hell yes!!!
2014 Skoda Superb V6 4x4 Wagon - Family Wagon
1974 2500RB Saloon. Tarmac rally car. Nissan RB25, 5 spd, R200 diff etc - FOR SALE
2006 VW Caddy Life 1.9TDi DSG - FOR SALE
1982 TR7 DHC - Navy Blue - SUMMER FUN - SOLD
1968 Mk1 Vitesse 2litre Saloon - BRG (Factory, White / Black) - SOLD
1969 4AGE 13/60 Herald - SOLD went to a good home
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qed296
May 28, 2014, 8:14am Report to Moderator


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Many thanks, formula Ford you say....now there's a new line to follow.
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npanne
May 28, 2014, 11:03am Report to Moderator


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Don't forget that, whilst it sounds like a lot, when you compare it to the price that you pay for aftermarket alloys, you're in the same ball-park for something that's a whole load more exclusive and (in my opinion) looks a whole load better. If I had a Herald, Vitesse, early Spit or GT6, I'd happily pay over £500 for a set.
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qed296
May 28, 2014, 12:27pm Report to Moderator


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Cost is not the issue.....its finding a set.
I've looked getting a standard set banded to achieve a similar look.
Either way I'll running steels.
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Davemate
May 28, 2014, 2:53pm Report to Moderator


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They do look good don't they



Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
Essex winter rally 2016 navigator
Mr Radders official calm down buddy
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qed296
May 28, 2014, 3:06pm Report to Moderator


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Davemate
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I'd given up all hope of ever getting a set, then someone on here told me of someone who was taking a set to stoneleigh to sell. One very quick phone call and the chap delivered them to me on his way to stoneleigh. I was going to buy a set of minilights at stoneleigh so if I'd found out about the steelies the next day I wouldn't have had the money to buy them.
As others have said keep asking around they do come up


Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
Essex winter rally 2016 navigator
Mr Radders official calm down buddy
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qed296
May 28, 2014, 4:06pm Report to Moderator


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Looks like I'll be keeping everything crossed then in the hope of finding a set or even a couple to start me off.
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Encom
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Old Formula Ford and Lotus. If I hear of a set I'll PM you.


1968 Mk1 Vitesse 2litre Saloon - Blue (Factory, Cactus Green / Matador Red) - CURRENT PROJECT
1970 13/60 Herald Stationwagon - White - PROJECT
1965 Mk1 Morris Mini Almond Green / White Roof tuned 998cc - SOMEONE ELSES STALLED PROJECT
1989 MX5 NA Turbo track car - 177kW at the wheels and RWD
2005 Skoda Fabia VR-s. Fun car - 420Nm 6Spd, Fun? Hell yes!!!
2014 Skoda Superb V6 4x4 Wagon - Family Wagon
1974 2500RB Saloon. Tarmac rally car. Nissan RB25, 5 spd, R200 diff etc - FOR SALE
2006 VW Caddy Life 1.9TDi DSG - FOR SALE
1982 TR7 DHC - Navy Blue - SUMMER FUN - SOLD
1968 Mk1 Vitesse 2litre Saloon - BRG (Factory, White / Black) - SOLD
1969 4AGE 13/60 Herald - SOLD went to a good home
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qed296
May 28, 2014, 7:20pm Report to Moderator


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Many thanks to all.

I've tried a couple of F Ford places on the net and fired off some emails.
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peter.crow
May 28, 2014, 7:44pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Davemate
They do look good don't they




I think so, but I'm biassed as well...




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