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Sprite wheels

Postby Rust bucket » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:08 am

I have got standard Sprite wheels on the front of my Minor and wider wheels but with the same rivits that hold the hubcaps on the rear, had a shock when I tried fitting the Minor hubcaps on :o too big........
Genuine Sprite caps are expensive, any one know of any other hubcaps that will fit, old mini etc...thanks.

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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:37 pm

Surely better to have same size wheels front and rear..... :roll:
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Re: Sprite wheels

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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby Rust bucket » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:43 pm

Thanks for the tip, got my eye on these, same diameter and identical centres as the front but one inch wider with 165x13 tyres, not banded just old.

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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby philthehill » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:05 pm

A piece of useless information taken from BMC Special Tuning sheet C-AKD 5097 for the Midget and Sprite 948cc & 1098cc

165 x 13 tyre does 892 revs per mile.

145 x 14 tyre does 892 revs per mile.

So even having the different wheels/tyres the tyre revs per mile for the Minor/Sprite/Midget can be the same. 8)


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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby ManyMinors » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:26 pm

Same hubcaps (same wheels really) on Austin A30/35/A40 Farina etc.

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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby philthehill » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:47 pm

The wheels on a Sprite are not quite the same as a A35/A40 as the thickness of the metal comprising the centre of the wheel is marginally thicker on the Sprite; and some of the wheels fitted to Sprites had ventilation holes around the outer part of the centre.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Healey ... 4ae62d9aa3


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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby mike.perry » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:33 pm

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Are these the wheels? The Series MM hubcaps fit.
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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:21 pm

Why have you not lined the holes up with the adjustment holes in the drums ??? That's what they are there for! Very handy on rallies for a quick tweak up of the adjustment....
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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby Rust bucket » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:59 pm

The wheels on the blue Minor are the same as my rear wheels, however I'm beginning to think I was actully sold A40 wheels on the front as they don't have those round hole's to adjust the brakes, if so would 155 tyres be safe as I don't have tube's fitted.

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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby philthehill » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:52 pm

The stronger Sprite disk wheels without the vent perforations were supplied under Pt No: AHA6455.

A40 Farina wheel:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-A40-Fa ... 43d925dfbf


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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby mike.perry » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:03 pm

bmcecosse wrote:Why have you not lined the holes up with the adjustment holes in the drums ??? That's what they are there for! Very handy on rallies for a quick tweak up of the adjustment....
If you knew anything about these wheels you would know that the adjuster holes do not line up with Wolseley brake drums
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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:13 pm

Well obviously - I don't! (I did think they looked a bit far apart..) But they are intended to line up with adjuster holes on whatever car they were intended for! Otherwise - no point in them being there.....
Oh - and I'll start to criticise all your many wrong posts from now on too......
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Re: Sprite wheels

Postby chesney » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:10 pm

I thought you never let forums get personal BMC?


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