Radial Tyres - Help

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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby Sleeper » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:00 am

green123 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:59 pm
i have 165x65 r14 tyres on my morris minor on standard rims they do fit and have no problems apart from the tyre dosent fit under the boot floor
Anyone?

Would 155R 14 80S , tyres on either van or saloon rims fit under the boot floor?

Thanks
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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby burnham28 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am

All Metropolitan police pandas were fitted with crossply tyres but I cannot vouch for the other forces. I changed my pandas crossplys for Bridgestones and the difference was remarkable would never go back to crossplys.
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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby RobH » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:07 pm

155/80 14 Nankang on the spare fits ok in the standard spare wheel space on my saloon.

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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby Sleeper » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 pm

Thanks Rob...

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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby Sleeper » Fri May 24, 2019 9:54 pm

Well Rob,no way will it go in my boot space,so have a bin-liner ready to wrap the wheel to go on the back seat...

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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby philthehill » Sat May 25, 2019 7:18 am

If you have the larger capacity fuel tank it does restrict the size of wheel that can fit between fuel tank and boot floor.


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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby Sleeper » Sat May 25, 2019 7:58 am

Phil
It's the standard size ( early ) top panel,the extra capacity is in the bottom panel , with a removable cross-brace ( front to back actually ) and only the saloon wheel/tyre will fit..
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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby philthehill » Sat May 25, 2019 8:12 am

Thank you for the reply.

If your tank is standard - is it an after market tank which may vary slightly in shape/design?

It does seem strange that RobH's wheel will fit into the space allocated for the spare wheel.

The ESM listing for the larger capacity tank does state that the spare wheel has to be relocated.

http://www.morrisminorspares.com/fuel-s ... ng-p830647


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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby Sleeper » Sat May 25, 2019 5:23 pm

Phil
The link to ESMs tank has a different top profile,no way would you get a spare in there,my tank top has the same standard profile and will fit the standard rim shod with Michelin 145x14 but no way will a van rim shod with 155x14 80s fit in there...

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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby philthehill » Sat May 25, 2019 6:00 pm

Now if you had said that you have van rims instead of saloon rims at the beginning I would have understood and agreed right at the start.

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Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Postby Sleeper » Sat May 25, 2019 6:35 pm

But I did... :wink:
Sleeper wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:00 am
green123 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:59 pm
i have 165x65 r14 tyres on my morris minor on standard rims they do fit and have no problems apart from the tyre dosent fit under the boot floor
Anyone?

Would 155R 14 80S , tyres on either van or saloon rims fit under the boot floor?

Thanks
John :wink:


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