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MTBer Adrian Tayne
Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Chloe"
I designed and built wheel spacers for my GT6 project because the Cosmic alloy rims interfered with brake calipers. With the longer Rover studs, there is lots of stud length left over to add the spacers. They fit both front and rear.

My question is if there is a demand for these spacers to solve issues resulting from using alloy rims.

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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
Spacers are always useful for fine tuning the effective offset.
Nice job, were those waterjet/laser cut?
Would be childsplay to use different thickness material as required.

That said, the caliper castings have plenty of 'meat' around the outside, enough that
grinding material away to clear wheels for fitment is a viable approach.

Just sayin' ....

Carter

MTBer Adrian Tayne
Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Chloe"
Carter, thanks. The intention was to have them run on the waterjet but it was down the day they tried to run them so they were CNC milled instead. I used 1/4" 6061-T6 for these particular spacers but as you say they could just as easily be cut from any thickness of material.

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SS2013MaxTow Silver Member Steven Slay
Ovilla, Texas (TX), USA   USA
very nice looking!

MTBer Adrian Tayne
Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Chloe"
I was just looking at these today and thinking about how I need to offer them to the forum if anyone is interested

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Manana Steve Wten
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada   CAN
Hey Adrian, they do look nice.

I may be missing something here though; seems to me most (read almost all) Spit/GT6s with alloy wheels and slightly wider tires suffer from them sticking out too far (up front, rear seldom an issue); will this not exaggerate that?



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MTBer Adrian Tayne
Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Chloe"
Time will tell. The reason I made them is the old Cosmic rims don't clear the brake calipers without them. I haven't mounted the body yet to find out whether there is a clearance issue between the tire and the fender.

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Spitfirejoe Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska, USA   USA
1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
Which Cosmic rims are you using that don't clear the brake caliper? Asking because I have a couple pair that I haven't mounted yet.



Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska

MTBer Adrian Tayne
Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Chloe"
5.5x13 MK1

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Manana Steve Wten
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada   CAN
Cool rims, I hope it works out. thumbs up



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
That's a lot of crannies to clean.

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claytoncnc Gold Member Marcus Clayton
Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Australia   AUS
Those wheels certainly fit Spitfires, I used them for many years.
Interesting they do not fit your GT6, as I have a recollection of lending them to a friend for his GT6.


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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
Depending on the actual wheel width and offset, there is a well known issue with wheels contacting the 'ears' of the upper wishbone
where they bolt up to the upper ball joint.
The solution is simple and straightforward:
Grind away and smooth the outer portion of the 'flanges' to provide clearance.

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MTBer Adrian Tayne
Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Chloe"
Those are some wild pictures. Possibly the only pictures I've seen of these wheels mounted to a spit or GT6, certainly the only ones I've seen doing donuts!

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claytoncnc Gold Member Marcus Clayton
Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 1501219 by MTBer Those are some wild pictures. Possibly the only pictures I've seen of these wheels mounted to a spit or GT6, certainly the only ones I've seen doing donuts!

It was only 42 years ago

I had a lot more hair in those days

That is me in the white T Shirt, The other bloke, is now a retired lawyer who has a vineyard, and makes award winning wines.

The car has Cosmic mk2s and belonged to another friend who still comes out for a drive on Sundays, though now he has a big Healey.


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