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Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: June 19, 2022 07:18PM

I would like to find a set of Minilite style wheels for my ‘65 EO convertible.
Does anyone have recent suggestions on brand / source? I would like to find 15 inch if possible.

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: jazzworkerbee ()
Date: June 19, 2022 07:26PM

[www.ebay.com]

Daniel Atkinson
Tacoma, WA
65 Turbocharged Corsa

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: momach ()
Date: June 20, 2022 07:52AM

VTO Wheels are advertised on page 25 of the latest Corsa Communique. 5 different styles, including "Classic 8", similar to minilite.
They've been in the Communique for a long time. Call them, they should know Corvairs.

On the Wet side of Washington State

one too many cars,(maybe)

multiple Corvairs.
1962 Buick Skylark
1967 Datsun 2000 roadster

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 20, 2022 08:34AM


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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: June 20, 2022 08:57AM

[transamraceengineering.com]

1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1998 Honda Prelude Dirt track car
1967 Crown V8 under construction
Mike Levine

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 20, 2022 09:56AM

[www.sportsandclassics.com]

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 20, 2022 11:39AM


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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: June 21, 2022 10:18PM

There are different styles of Minilte wheels! I think the Original " Sport" version is the best looking IMHO!

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: June 22, 2022 04:14AM

Your car looks fantastic Mark, post some videos when you get a chance.

Rocco

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: nirvairna ()
Date: June 22, 2022 05:42PM

these are great looking wheels, what backspacing is recommended for a LM?

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: June 22, 2022 09:02PM

At least 4" BS Mine are 14 x 7 with 205-60-14. A little hard to find!

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: cfmann ()
Date: June 23, 2022 08:15AM


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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: June 27, 2022 06:00AM

You can order them straight from MINILITE in England. Talk to Russ. I ordered 3 sets of 15x7's 4 years ago and they were right at $1000 a set with lugs, caps and shipping. You would be surprised how cheap the shipping is on them from the UK.I will prob see Russ in September at Goodwood.

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: ys063 ()
Date: July 10, 2022 02:41PM

I am actually looking for a set of minilite wheel lug nuts. I tried contacting the company in England but have heard nothing back. I got a favorable deal on the wheels and would like to use them on one of my corvairs. Anyone got a full set of lugs?

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: July 10, 2022 09:17PM

ys063 Wrote:
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> I am actually looking for a set of minilite wheel lug nuts. I tried contacting the company in England but have heard nothing back. I got a favorable deal on the wheels and would like to use them on one of my corvairs. Anyone got a full set of lugs?

Me too!

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Lug nuts -Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: July 10, 2022 09:47PM

What is the inside diameter of the holes in the wheel? If it is .75", then I have a couple of sources for lug nuts. The last set of Minilites I had used a 3/4" diameter shank.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site: [www.perfvair.com]

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: July 11, 2022 08:43PM

I had steel inserts installed on all of the Minilites I have had to be able to use regular accorn type lug nuts. On my first set, i did have a set of stainless lug nuts made. I dont trust the aluminum ones and are hard to find!

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: July 11, 2022 11:54PM

Only the street Minilite "Sport" wheels had the aluminum lug nuts. All the race wheels used steel lug nuts. I now have the tooling needed to modify wheels that originally had the Shank-type lug nuts (with washers) and press in the tapered seat inserts. A Bridgeport is a wonderful tool. I put the tapered-seat inserts into the last set of Minilites I had as well.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site: [www.perfvair.com]

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: ys063 ()
Date: July 12, 2022 07:53AM

I will measure the hole and get back to Seth

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Re: Minilite Style Wheels For LM Source?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: September 06, 2022 09:20AM

Someone check my thoughts.

15" x 6", 35mm+ Offset

That works out to be a little over 4 inch backspace. Is that correct and will they fit ok on a late?

Thanks

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