The Jensen Owners' Club A technical and discussion forum for all Jensen enthusiasts It is currently Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:32 am

General Discussion

RE POLISHED /PAINTED MK2 RIM'S CORRECT TIRE SIZE NEEDED ?

You can discuss anything here, Jensen related or not. Technical discussions / questions may be moved to the correct Forum.

by Blue-SP » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:08 pm

A 235/60x15 is a approved fit net for a 6.5x15 wheel, I will post the tyre manufacturers data specs for the range of sizes, when I am in the office on Monday, working on my wiring puzzle tomorrow
Attachments
51A96497-7798-4A4F-AF16-AF2C61C9C991.jpeg
51A96497-7798-4A4F-AF16-AF2C61C9C991.jpeg (197.62 KiB) Viewed 2837 times
User avatar
Blue-SP
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 9:09 am
Location: Hampshire

by Blue-SP » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:46 pm

As promised, fitment and rim options, and information to check your tyres
Attachments
E40B5674-B607-42B9-837A-A6BFBCD72967.png
E40B5674-B607-42B9-837A-A6BFBCD72967.png (549.9 KiB) Viewed 2816 times
1493A10A-907A-4972-AB41-0D9C880503F6.png
1493A10A-907A-4972-AB41-0D9C880503F6.png (733.05 KiB) Viewed 2816 times
User avatar
Blue-SP
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 9:09 am
Location: Hampshire

by Blue-SP » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:48 pm

More info
Attachments
6C86254A-2143-498F-B239-A6D224816987.png
6C86254A-2143-498F-B239-A6D224816987.png (538.5 KiB) Viewed 2816 times
0087CAA8-98BF-4B2F-AB6F-E1DF0BDF985D.png
0087CAA8-98BF-4B2F-AB6F-E1DF0BDF985D.png (886.39 KiB) Viewed 2816 times
User avatar
Blue-SP
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 9:09 am
Location: Hampshire

by StevenLA » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:09 pm

Dear Members,

Good morning from Los Angeles !

THANK YOU all as usual for your comments and suggestions regarding my MK 2 rims/tires.

I shall be visiting the UK a week today, for a 3 week vacation and business. I will be in Manchester for much of the time.

The guy I bought the MK 2 from, has advised me that there were many company's that used the same calipers as the Interceptor MK 2.

Here is a list that he gave me, is this correct and would it be far easier to try and fine calipers from these various cars ?

Also while I am in the UK are there any NEW alternate brake calipers available that I could bring back with me to the US, that do not cost an arm and a leg ?

All the best ! Cheers Steven.

Hose calipers were fitted to the cars listed below, hope this helps, I'll keep thinking

Rover P6 3500 and 3500S
Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Series 3 1971 onwards
Jaguar 420 1966-68
XJ6 Series 1
XJ12 Series 1
Daimler Sovereign
Daimler new Sovereign Series 1
Daimler Double 6 Series 1
Austin Morris 2200 (Land Crab)
Austin 3 Liter
Wolseley 18/85S 1968 to 1972
Wolseley 6 1972 on
Aston Martin DB6 1966-1969
Aston Martin DBS April 1969 on (not Vantage or V8)
Reliant Scimitar V6, GTE 1966 onwards
Jensen Interceptor MkI, MkII, MkIII, FF
Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider 1963 to 1968
Alfa Romeo 2600 Berliner Sprint 1963 to 1968
Lotus Elite 1974 on
Lotus Esprit De Luxe 1975 on
StevenLA
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:18 am

by David Devine » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:04 pm

Hi Steven

Classic Automotive do Mk II & MkIII front calipers for £74 exchange and they are in Cheshire.

sales@classicbrake.co.uk

Dave
David Devine
 
Posts: 1258
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:22 pm
Location: Northolt Middx

by Chris_R » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:18 pm

Yes Blue-SP, you are right about 6.5" wheels, my last post was mistaken.
Interceptor wheels though are 6", not 6.5".
I posted earlier in this thread the rim size limits for different size tyres, repeated here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30065&start=15#p226849
Chris
JOC Member 6116
--------------------------------------------------
User avatar
Chris_R
JOC General Secretary
 
Posts: 5705
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:19 am
Location: South West London

by Blue-SP » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:14 pm

When fitting a P235/60x15 it will fit on a 6.5-8.5 rim but it is also permitted on a 6j wheel or a 9j wheel. It is listed in the literature I uploaded. Printed from the manufacturers association publication
User avatar
Blue-SP
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 9:09 am
Location: Hampshire

by Chris_R » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:28 pm

Not according to the Continental Tyres Technical Data book, information taken from the ETRTO standards manual.
Rim sizes.jpg
Rim sizes.jpg (128.41 KiB) Viewed 2734 times
Chris
JOC Member 6116
--------------------------------------------------
User avatar
Chris_R
JOC General Secretary
 
Posts: 5705
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:19 am
Location: South West London

by RayR » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:20 am

Whether the 235 tyre is permitted or not on a 6J wheel, it will probably adversely affect the car handling and driving feel, the sidewall geometry will be wrong and lead to sloppy steering feel and cornering.
MkIII Interceptor (140 8488)
User avatar
RayR
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:43 am
Location: New Zealand

by StevenLA » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:24 am

Dear Dave,

Thanks for the Classic Automotive information,unfortunately I do not have any calipers to exchange for a set of new ones.

Hopefully,I can just buy a new or rebuilt pair of calipers ?

Cheers Steven.
StevenLA
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:18 am

by Basil McKinley » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:34 am

Hi Steven,

You may like to research the following options:
- http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/je ... -upgrades/
- https://britishclassiccarparts.com/prod ... aliper-kit

Regards,
Basil
1970 Interceptor MkII 123/3798
1973 JH MkI 1141/12698
Basil McKinley
 
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:08 am
Location: Tasmania

by Howie » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:22 am

According to Richard Calvers book RHD interceptor 111's after serial number 4650 were fitted with 6.5J wheels. My interceptor is after that serial number and has 6.5J stamped on the alloys. It is also fitted with 235/60 tyres and not only do they look great I have also found the ride very comfortable with satisfactory handling. No intention of moving to a different size tyre.
Howie
Interceptor Mk111
Volvo P1800
Mercedes Benz 230SL
Porsche BoxsterS
User avatar
Howie
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:10 am
Location: Cambridge

by OzJensen » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:24 am

I have recently put 215 x 70 x 15 on my Mk2 - very happy with them - fill the wheelarches well - and have upped the gearing a little so that the speedo is now accurate.
Tony Cope
Member JCC Australia and JOC, JOC Australian Rep

CV-8 Mk3 112/2382 ex UK 1973 to USA now Oz CV 083
Interceptor Mk 2 123/3957 ex UK 1974 now Oz ELY 27J
Bentley Continental GT ex UK 2017 now Oz BNA 666


M: +61 448 400 160
E: tonywcope@gmail.com
User avatar
OzJensen
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:13 am
Location: Sydney Australia - after a great few years in the UK!

Previous

Return to General Discussion