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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    I don't want to sit to far back as say Medusa , that can give even more visibility problems at road junctions etc. than the current position will have. regards Paul
    I think you'll find that in real life the road junction problem is so not a problem at all, you'll soon get used to it, your brain will adjust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Sometimes you have to pay to get what you want. £150 a corner is not much to get the right 'look'?
    Dont get hung up on rims - it's not too difficult to get your hubs re-drilled to suit a different stud pattern. For the time being cut some 18mm plywood and drill to suit your hubs - they will take the weight of the car ok but dont push it sideways lol.
    Currently this is a budget build until I get a successful re-body back from the DVLA and it passes it's first MOT.

    The reason initially it will be almost 100% Sherpa parts and few new parts.

    Should I achieve those aims AND it proves to be a fun drive then more funds will be available.

    28chevys post was very useful though as it gave tyre diameter , so as you say some wood wheels may be in order.

    regards Paul

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    Not sure if this has been mentioned but earlier London taxi (FX4 shape )wheels are 5 stud and bolt straight on.
    My Model A of many years ago ran Sherpa axles and 16" taxi wheels.



    I have an old Taxi 5 stud wheel and although I'm over in Norwich, you can have it free if it helps the project and it can be collected from me.




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    Nice project! You may find this of interest Northwest Vintage Speedsters Club

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurnleft View Post
    Not sure if this has been mentioned but earlier London taxi (FX4 shape )wheels are 5 stud and bolt straight on.
    My Model A of many years ago ran Sherpa axles and 16" taxi wheels.



    I have an old Taxi 5 stud wheel and although I'm over in Norwich, you can have it free if it helps the project and it can be collected from me.




    Cheers, Bob,
    bob

    Lovely looking car , is it still around ? thanks for your generous offer of a wheel , if you were a little closer or had 4 I would be over like a shot

    post #78 ivanhoew who is building Medusa suggested taxi wheels , however when I went and looked in his thread his were 6 stud like these for sale on Ebay ?

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    Could the same model have had 2 different wheels in it's life ?

    Could you do me a favour and measure the overall diameter of the wheel with the tyre fitted ?

    My Sherpa 14" rims have an overall diameter of 24" , I would like to see what increase in diameter I would get for my money.

    My tyres are shot , so obviously I have to spend some money to get through an MOT , maybe better spending my money on bigger diameter wheels and tyres now than waste money on some wheels I don't ultimately want fitted ?

    these are the dogs danglies I suppose :-

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    however could be beyond saving , and servo assisted discs may be the death of them ? 17" though !!!

    regards Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by loko View Post
    Nice project! You may find this of interest Northwest Vintage Speedsters Club
    hi there

    yes good site with some nice ideas , I tired contacting John C Black about adapting his wooden Speedster plans to my sizes , however did not get a reply :-

    John C Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    … My tyres are shot , so obviously I have to spend some money to get through an MOT , maybe better spending my money on bigger diameter wheels and tyres now than waste money on some wheels I don't ultimately want fitted ? ...
    Stormbird - Buying new tyres for the 'wrong' does sound like a waste of money.

    Especially as the 'correct' wheels may actually come with MOT worthy tyres fitted.

    ( My donor had new wheels and tyres fitted that had never been driven on the road. )

    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    … Could the same model have had 2 different wheels in it's life ?...
    I think this is your answer, as I've just looked at TaxiRod's pick up build…
    ( https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...-pick-up-38943 )

    This is a photo from Page 1 and his taxi's wheels have 5 studs.



    Hope that helps.

    Good Luck, Paul.


    PS
    Thanks for posting this photo, what a car!


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    Wheel/tyre diameter is 27" with 175 R 16 tyre fitted so a fair increase in size over your 14" set.

    Cheers, Bob
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    Paul ,

    in case it helps ,my 7.50 x 16 tyres are all 31 to 32" in diameter . my taxi base is the fairway version , of 1995 vintage .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    Paul ,

    in case it helps ,my 7.50 x 16 tyres are all 31 to 32" in diameter . my taxi base is the fairway version , of 1995 vintage .

    regards
    robert.
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    Are these the £150+ Crossplys ? or have you found them at a better price ?

    Certainly 31/32" are more desirable than 27" although Bobs 175 may only be 70 profile ? maybe taller ones are available ?

    regards Paul

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