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Jordan T
July 10, 2014, 6:45am Report to Moderator


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Hi Guys,

My boss at work is one of the owners of Weller wheels and we've been in discussion about these wheels for a while now.

Just to confirm a few things;
- The batch size hasn't been confirmed yet (but I've pretty sure its going to be more than 30 sets!)
- The wheels are going to have a dual PCD. one rim will fit both 3 3/4" & 4"
- The rims widths available will be 5.5J, 6J and 7J

Hope this makes things a little clearer.

Jordan



p.s. Any questions you want me to ask my Boss just let me know.


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Sheepy
July 10, 2014, 10:39am Report to Moderator

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Dual pcd?

So do you mean it will have 8 holes?
Personally i would want them as original. Can they not offer the option of both pcd (I.e. 4 holes in the wheel) I know it n
Means making 2 types but think there will be more demand if they are as original.


Cheers
Shaun

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ferny
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You could always weld up the other four?


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Jordan T
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Quoted from Sheepy
Dual pcd?

So do you mean it will have 8 holes?
Personally i would want them as original. Can they not offer the option of both pcd (I.e. 4 holes in the wheel) I know it n
Means making 2 types but think there will be more demand if they are as original.


They are not going to be "exact" replicas, more of an imitation (offering the basic fundamentals but not being exactly the same e.g. they don't have the slots).

They will be similar to this example of the Minor 5 1/2J;
http://www.wellerwheels.com/shop/productdetails.aspx?id=71

Example with hubcap (Lotus Cortina);
http://www.wellerwheels.com/shop/productdetails.aspx?id=76

Jordan


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Richard B
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Dual PCD will put me off buying them.  


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Mark Hammond
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Hmmm, I'd rather have the real McCoy.....

Mark


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307e
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Dual PCD means they can produce the wheels to fit Triumph and VW / Vauxhall  stud pattern to increase the market demand so the batches will be larger and the final cost lower. If there's a hubcap over the studs the dual PCD is not seen anyway so then only a purist would notice the difference. And as Heralds never had 5.5's anyway it's a moot point. Also it is often mentioned that the Dunlop 923's used to buckle easily so the Weller wheel should be stronger as it is up to modern spec and not subject to 40+ years of wear, abuse and corrosion.
Of course IF you can find any 923's.......that's the biggest point!

Steve.
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Martin M
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Hi,here some pics from the Mattig ones on my GT6. The offset is 9mm. Tyres are 175 / 70






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qed296
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Not to my taste, I prefer the flat return of the inner rim to the the barrel. Non the less a good wheel.
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MarkB
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Quoted from Martin M
Hi,here some pics from the Mattig ones on my GT6. The offset is 9mm. Tyres are 175 / 70


I like those wheels. I have a set of the Dunlop 5.5 wheels and on my GT6 Mk2 they rubbed on the rear arches. I had the same problem with the later style 5.5. I think they are ET16. Currently I have Wolfrace wheels that came on the car years ago which i have never liked, but since fitting yokohama 165 70 tyres I have problems with the rear tyres rubbing.

Do you have any clearance issues with the Mattig wheels with the rear arches? How much are they?

Thanks  


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Martin M
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Hi,
no clearance issues at the rear arches.
However, at the front. Slightly at the wheelarches and slightly at the bulkhead. Bulkhead sorted with some soft beats with the "Birmingham adjuster".
Whellarches sorted with having no shims under the  brackets for the lower wishbone and an adjustable upper wishbone from CC. Appr 1 degree negative chamber.

Martin
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qed296
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Still on the hunt for a set of these,nearly had a set that had been advertised locally but in the end they were Ford steels.
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qed296
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Stop press!!

I've finally got a set!!

Couldn't belive my luck when I found them.They do need a lick of paint so the question is what's the correct shade of silver for them.

Pics to follow.
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Davemate
September 9, 2014, 8:53pm Report to Moderator


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White

White wheels look good on most things,as you see both my cars have white


Ps, well done for finding a set


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qed296
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I do like the white but I think I want silver.Ive seen some silver that's just to cheap looking.
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