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Special Sports head torque settings

grahamemmett
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Re: Special Sports head torque settings

Post by grahamemmett » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:27 pm

Yes I have mine pumped up hard too. Yours was a dream but Howard Parslow's was a nightmare :o
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Eric990j
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Re: Special Sports head torque settings

Post by Eric990j » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:34 am

Ah, now that’s just what I wanted, reccomendations from guys who drive the cars:) . What makes did you fit and what size? I see 175/16 80 or 185/16 80 I also see sosme modern tyres which are a good price and some classic special ones which seem expensive unless I understand the value of fitting them !

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Re: Special Sports head torque settings

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:40 pm

Eric, I have to confess to some penny pinching. While Blockley and Longstone wanted £200 a tyre (with tube and fitting) I asked my local tyre supplier and he came up with a Maxxis at £88 and £15 for the inner tube.
It's not quite as large so doesn't fill the wheel arch as well as the original but it doesn't look bad at all:

OLD crossply tyres
Old tyres.jpg
NEW Maxxis radials

New tyres.jpg
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Re: Special Sports head torque settings

Post by Db n j » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:13 pm

Tyres, I went for Avon tourist crossply, as original.

The car arrived with taxi radials, which for me seemed to give heavy steering, and are considerably smaller diameter.

The clincher was that the radial was also fatter, and would not fit in the Empress spare wheel compartment

I am happy with the result.

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