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Postby richy246 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:26 am

How can I tell if my van has the correct wheels on it the tyre size is 165 x 14 but I can,t find any identifying marks on the wheels.
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Postby MM » Mon May 13, 2013 10:57 am

Remove the hubcaps, and on the raised parts that hold the cap in place, should be the code LP917, just about visible in the bottom of this pic:

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They are also noticeably deeper dish than the standard wheels, so if you put up a photo, we will be able to identify them. Or, if you're really lucky, you may have LP936 rims, which is the same wheel with the rim reversed, which gives an even deeper dish, but these are extremely rare.

AFAIK, they were only fitted to the 8cwt vans; the 6cwt ones just had standard rims.
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Postby boardy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:37 am

Hi,
I want to put wider tyres on my 1971 Traveller but don't want to put alloys on. Will the van wheels (LP917) give me an original look but with a slightly fatter tyre?
How much wider will the tyre be?
Will the Traveller hubcap fit these wheels?
Are there any clearance issues with putting the van wheels on the Traveller?
Sorry if the questions appear basic but any help/info would be appreciated.
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Postby MM » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:57 am

Yes, they will; I have 165 tyres fitted on the LP917 van wheels, as the photo shows, although you can use 145 or 155 as well:

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No issues with rubbing, the original hubcaps fit, and you can even get the LP917 van wheel in the tyre recess in the boot, though it is a bit of a tight squeeze. Handling and ride are pretty good too. :)

I did, once upon a time, have huge 175-width ex-Transit van tyres on the back wheels, but they were a bit too big! :lol:
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Postby bmcecosse » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:55 pm

The 155 tyres are perfect for the 4.5J van wheels....anything wider is over the recommended fitment for a 4.5J rim...
 









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Postby boardy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:55 pm

Thanks for the replies, don't quite need them yet but forewarned is forearmed. BTW any idea what the going rate for a used set is (seen the ESM ones but a bit spendy considering I would have to have them painted)?
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Postby mogimad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi Boardy,
Original van wheels are like hens teeth and a must for the folks restoring
a van or pick up back to original condition, and therefore  have been seen to go for
in excess of £400 a set of four regardless of wether they need re painted or not....

Weller wheels have done a set of 5.5j x 14 rims that sell for £75 a corner.
These take the Morris hub cap and look stock when fitted. You could also squeeze a 185/70 or something in that area.

We this post here.

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Good luck with the search.

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Postby chrisryder » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:45 pm

185/70 would be a bit big. I'd go no more than 185/65.

Even then, 185 is a bit baloony on a 5.5j rim. 175 seems to suit better.
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Postby MM » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Personally, on a Minor with stock suspension, I wouldn't go wider than 165-width, or you'll be placing alot of extra strain (and weight) on the hubs, bearings, bushes, leaf springs, trunnions, etc.

It can also lead to cracking around the eyebolt if you're constantly throwing it around corners with wide tyres.
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Re:ute springs

Postby machineman1 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:24 am

Hi Does anyone know how to tell the difference between the 8cwt & 6cwt leaf springs , are they a thicker spring or is there more leaves on the 8cwt spring . thanks :x
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Re: Van wheels

Postby MM » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Thicker and stronger 7-leaf springs were used on the 8cwt models, according to this article by Ray Newell (use the magnifying button at top left to view):

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uLx ... gs&f=false
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