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WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: October 09, 2019 12:42PM

I've located a set of 14 x 6 inch Panasport wheels so now I need to solve the lug nut problem and the tire problem.

I'd like to end up with a somewhat taller tire than the 185-70 13 tires that are on the car right now (stock rims). The dealer is offering a 195-70 r14 tire, don't know the rolling radius yet, but I think that should be a bit larger than the existing tires. Anyone have a comment?

The dealer for the wheels is checking to see if he can come up with 7/16-20 thread lug nuts, but barring that I'd be looking at machining something with a English thread to fit the wheel holes.

Thanks, guys,

John

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 09, 2019 01:36PM

Just be sure to tighten those bolts!

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: October 09, 2019 06:36PM

The 195/70-14 is close to the stock tire diameter.
for comparison I use [tiresize.com]

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
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65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 09, 2019 07:24PM

Post a pic of a wheel's center so we can see what you need...

The ones online seemed to be just straight shank.... get some larger shaks locally and turn them down....what I did.

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: October 10, 2019 08:12AM

Wheels ordered today and will be in hand in about a week. The vendor was able to get the correct lug nuts for the wheels in 7/16-20 thread, so hopefully that issue is resolved. I'll test fit a bare rim to make sure. I plan on getting Michelin Defender series tires so should have a quiet, smooth ride. No plans for autocross or racing.

Thanks for the comments, folks.

JW

1964 Spider '65 180 hp engine

18 years SCCA, IMSA, Pro Rally
and some old car restorations.

"Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed."

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: alan_smithee ()
Date: October 10, 2019 05:27PM

idiyaught Wrote:
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> The 195/70-14 is close to the stock tire diameter.
> for comparison I use [tiresize.com]


If these are going on an EM be aware that you may get wheel rub with more than one person in the car. I was running 195/75-14 tires and with a passenger in the car, i had awful wheel rub on turns and when turning into a driveway or dip. The tire actually bent the inner lip on the front passenger wheel well. Fortunately I was able to hammer it back into place and not have it noticeable


Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: deltadave ()
Date: October 10, 2019 05:36PM

195/70r14 tire will be 24.7" Dia.

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: November 23, 2019 02:25PM

Have the wheels and tires on the car now. Everything fits very well, no tire rubbing anywhere. The steering and ride are just fine, though all we have done is a trip around the neighborhood--rainy weather has set in for a few days.

This project has taken an extra month as wife and I were on an extended vacation trip and just got back a few days ago.

The tire vendor was able to supply 7/16-20 lug nuts and the wheels bolted up with the stock studs. All in all this has been a good experience and we liked the appearance.

The tires are Michelin Defender 195/70R14 and are just a tad bigger in diameter than the tires that came on the car. If anyone is interested in having the 13 inch steel wheels and tires (no shipping--Atlanta area) send me a private message and we'll get together.

1964 Spider '65 180 hp engine

18 years SCCA, IMSA, Pro Rally
and some old car restorations.

"Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed."



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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 23, 2019 02:34PM

Make sure you have plenty of thread engagement. The stock studs can be pretty short and those wheels are probably thicker then the originals.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: November 23, 2019 02:46PM

The thread engagement is about one full diameter (7/6 inch) and nuts torqued to 60 ft-lbs with no issues. This was a concern and I checked the engagement with a depth gauge beforehand. Thanks for the reminder. The nuts supplied are nice quality.

John

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 23, 2019 02:54PM

I'm running 225/60R/14 on 14x6. Radial TA, luv'm. Great fit on LM, don't know about EM

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: samurray3 ()
Date: November 23, 2019 03:13PM

John,
What is the back spacing on your Panasport wheels? I have a set of 14 X 6 Minilites I'd like to mount on one of my EM coupes.
Thanks,
Stewart

Stewart
Waterford, MI
1963 Spyder Coupe
1964 500 Coupe

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: November 23, 2019 06:46PM

Here is the URL for the vendor. Wheel data is on the web site.

Real Minilites are cool!

[www.sportsandclassics.com]

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 23, 2019 07:03PM

Beautiful wheels, and car. Thank you for sharing!!!



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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: samurray3 ()
Date: November 24, 2019 02:22AM

Pickle Wrote:
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> Here is the URL for the vendor. Wheel data is on the web site.
>
> Real Minilites are cool!
>
> [www.sportsandclassics.com]

Thanks John, beautiful car, great choice of wheels.

Stewart
Waterford, MI
1963 Spyder Coupe
1964 500 Coupe

Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 24, 2019 04:51AM

Pickle Wrote:
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> The thread engagement is about one full diameter (7/6 inch) and nuts torqued to 60 ft-lbs with no issues. This was a concern and I checked the engagement with a depth gauge beforehand. Thanks for the reminder. The nuts supplied are nice quality.
>
> John
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1 1/2 D is the recommended engagement for full strength of any bolt and nut.
You may get by with the 1 D for granny driving with no issues, just be aware that if you get in an abnormal situation you may not like the results.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
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