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

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

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

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:46 pm
by Blue-SP
As promised, fitment and rim options, and information to check your tyres

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

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:48 pm
by Blue-SP
More info

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

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

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

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:04 pm
by David Devine
Hi Steven

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

sales@classicbrake.co.uk

Dave

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

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:18 pm
by Chris_R
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:
https://www.joc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 15#p226849" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

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

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

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:28 pm
by Chris_R
Not according to the Continental Tyres Technical Data book, information taken from the ETRTO standards manual.
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Re: RE POLISHED /PAINTED MK2 RIM'S CORRECT TIRE SIZE NEEDED

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:20 am
by RayR
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:24 am
by StevenLA
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:34 am
by Basil McKinley
Hi Steven,

You may like to research the following options:
- http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/je ... -upgrades/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- https://britishclassiccarparts.com/prod ... aliper-kit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Regards,
Basil

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

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:22 am
by Howie
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

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

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:24 am
by OzJensen
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.