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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect65 View Post
    . As usual, depends on condition and how much someone is prepared to pay unless seller doesn't know what they've got and you get a bargain. IMHO it isn't likely you will find any unless YOU have some in the garage? I don't think Ballamys were cobbled up but instead made to his own pattern. I have seen some newer rims with a similar hole pattern (decorative) around the centre section but that's no good to this thread. My opinion still is make your own using Minx rims as is or drill them or get someone with an engineering shop to do it. I think the Minx rim was also used on Rootes group commercials as they use same hub caps. I reckon if you put 12 x 3/4" holes around the centre part and fit easily available caps you would have what most people would see as Ballamy wheels. There is an old advert picture in Tony Russell's book. By the way, Tony was loaned all Ballamy's records and photos by his family in compiling the book. He was a very interesting man of his time.
    wont bother chasing them then
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    OK, seems I might be chasing a dead duck, so has anyone any leads to some of the suggested options of Vauxhall or Minx? I do appreciate the input. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhysN View Post
    Thanks Paul, Banded wheels have said they can't do this task. This is not a rod as such, and does use Pop components. The period mod was called a Bellamy Wheel, just as I want to do as per post #1.
    when you say not a rod as such, is it not a rod but a standard car like mine, I'm reluctant to change to a smaller wheel as its slow enough as is.
    If you were to get wheel adapters made you could then fit any 15" steel or alloy wheel to match the pcd on the adaptor bearing in mind the diameter of the drum and the wishbone arms. Ballamy wheels are like rocking horse poo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhysN View Post
    OK, seems I might be chasing a dead duck, so has anyone any leads to some of the suggested options of Vauxhall or Minx? I do appreciate the input. Thanks.
    the photos I've seen of minx wheels showed 4 stud and quite small pcd or are we talking an older model minx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulkf View Post
    when you say not a rod as such, is it not a rod but a standard car like mine, I'm reluctant to change to a smaller wheel as its slow enough as is.
    If you were to get wheel adapters made you could then fit any 15" steel or alloy wheel to match the pcd on the adaptor bearing in mind the diameter of the drum and the wishbone arms. Ballamy wheels are like rocking horse poo.
    No Paul, it's a Buckler, with a higher ratio diff and close ratio gears. Adaptors for the Pop drums etc are not really an option given the very wide stud spacing IMHO. No wishbones, this has the original Buckler swing axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulkf View Post
    the photos I've seen of minx wheels showed 4 stud and quite small pcd or are we talking an older model minx
    That's what I thought, or some were 3 stud, but then I have not long arrived from the colonies

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhysN View Post
    No Paul, it's a Buckler, with a higher ratio diff and close ratio gears. Adaptors for the Pop drums etc are not really an option given the very wide stud spacing IMHO. No wishbones, this has the original Buckler swing axle.
    ah, that's my only option if I went for smaller wheels is a 4.7:1 diff, not cheap. Any pics of the buckler?

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    It's my thread, so I guess I am allowed to go off topic a bit! I have not long had this which I bought almost as soon as I arrived in the UK, and need to get it mobile for a few events, so it will be running this year, then get a proper birthday after autumn time, ready for next year more bright and shiny. This time it's brakes, suspension, fuel system, coolingand running as well as I can do it. Cosmetically for 2017 it will be as a "survivor", last ran the day of the Brighton Bombings apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhysN View Post
    No Paul, it's a Buckler, with a higher ratio diff and close ratio gears. Adaptors for the Pop drums etc are not really an option given the very wide stud spacing IMHO. No wishbones, this has the original Buckler swing axle.
    adaptprs from pop wide 5 to english ford 4 stud are readily available
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Thanks 352, but the 4 stud is not appropriate to a 1956 car!

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