23rd March 2010
By Neil Hastle
The wheel nuts holding my standard Wolfrace alloys onto my 3000M are losing their chrome plating, and look rather shabby.
Do you know of anyone who can supply good quality replacement nuts (and perhaps locking nuts too?)
not 100% sure if these are the correct bevel angle (as they are for steel
wheels), but they will definately fit the thread as they are for the TR6.
Don't choose the alloy option as they are for a different type of wheel
with no bevel.
See the TR6 section as a direct link isn't possible.
5th September 2008
By Bob Schantz
My name is
Bob Schantz and I bought my TVR in 1973 (new) and joined the TVRCCNA
on me that you may be the man that can answer my question.
In my attempt to buy new Pirelli Cinturato tires, I am confronted by a problem that I hope you maybe able to provide me with some insight toward the solution. The old tire sizes are a thing of the past, like me, and require information that I do not posses or know where to obtain.
conundrum, is why I have contacted you for help; i.e. Today's tires have
I bought 18 years ago.
The new Pirelli Cinturato tires have increased the width again, changed the aspect ratio
and put the
higher speed rating on the wider tires:
with the operation of the car?
I thank you for just reading my problem.
I don't have much of an idea regarding 15" wheels as it is a trial
& error case for most owners.
> Front 15" dia rims x 71/2" J Tyres 205/50/15
> Rear 15" dia rims x 8"J Tyres 225/50/15
> Not sure on wider ones - look in my website gallery at John Livesey's
> 3000M for a pic."
>The offest on the front wheels was 4½", inset 3", and the rear wheels were offset 4½", Inset 3½". These are what he had made, but just make sure you check the front wheels' offset as they can catch the >wishbones on full lock.
Hope that helps a bit, but as I said it's trial & error. You could contact Adrian Venn at Exactly TVR Ltd - http://www.exactly-tvr.demon.co.uk/ - he is sure to have some more information for you, otherwise you could contact David Gerald (see my links pages for info).
4th July 2007
I want to
purchase a set of panasport minilites
my existing rims. I meaured 3.5" from the inside edge of the rim
Any help would be appreciated.
from the info. I have from someone making a set of 15" diameter wheels
for their M series, they had:
Front Wheel Inset = 3" from mating face to inner lip of rim
Rear Wheel Inset = 3-1/2" from mating face to inner lip of rim
You have measured almost the same so must be correct. The above could have
been altered of course - he did talk about the wheel could hit the
wishbones on full lock if incorrect.
See further down this page for dimensions.
1st August 2005, amended with info on 30th December 2005
By Kevin Smeaton
|I am seeking advice re the original Wolfrace wheels fitted as optional equipment to M Series cars , I am unable to find information as to their width . Also Compomotive split rim alloy wheels were fitted to some M Series cars and I would appreciate advice as to their width as well .||
Thanks for your enquiry.
I don't have
any further details regarding the size of these wheels I'm
you know as soon as I get any info.
"Wolfrace wheels, mine are marked 6.00 x 14 x 105 out, which may help one of your contributors."
24th May 2005
By Stan Vowles
|I have a 1976 2500M and was wondering if parts are available to switch the wheels from 4 bolt to 5 bolt. I would like to fit some torq thrust D rims to my car.||This is something I haven't heard of I'm afraid. The only way to do this would be to machine new front & rear hubs which would cost perhaps £1000 in the UK.|
28th June 2004
by John Buszard
you know what the standard off set of the wheels are? My imperfect
measuring of a bent one gives an offset of 2.5 mm. I.E. the tyre being moved
2.5 mm closer to the centre of the car than zero offset. I am about to
purchase 16 X 7" wheels to replace the standard wheels and fit 205/55 tyres
and any experience would be gratefully received, especially about offsets
front and back.
It is a shame to go away from the standard size wheels but really good tyres
are no longer available in the standard sizes and I don't want to embarrass
myself or the TVR brand in slaloms and sprints!
kindly provided by John Livesay, well known at TVR Car Club Track days
in the UK for his very fast and superb handling 3000M:
15" dia rims x 71/2" J Tyres 205/50/15
The rears were originally 215/50/15 and I have run 235/50/15, all with no problem or discernable difference in performance or handling.
I'm fairly sure you have to have the arch extensions to fit this configuration. I have put 205/60/14 on a set of standard 14"x6"J wheels before I had the extensions done and they were OK but a little too much flex in the tyre wall for track driving.
I have been involved in the restoration of a Taimar with a friend of mine, Dave Crook, who you will have met at the track days with me, and we are essentially setting Dave's car up the same as mine, in terms of the body, wheels tyres etc. I have attached a some pictures of Dave's car showing the wheels we had made by Image wheels (pictures below):
We went to Image because we couldn't get Compomotives and Image said they would be able to make them using mine as a template, which they did.
Dave has gone for a different style wheel, I'm fairly sure they couldn't do the slots, but I guess Image will still have records or even patterns to produce more of the same.
As for how
the set up works, well, the car certainly handles well and although I
have done lots of other things to the suspension I am fairly sure this
configuration contributes an awful lot to the equation.
by John Livesey 30th June 2004
7th May 2004
I have a
1975 3000M fitted with 14in Wolfrace wheels and 195/70 tyres. The
the possible options for 15in wheels - were these standard on later
tyres would fit?
tyres I have seen on an M Series car were 205 x 15 Front & 225 x 15
Rear - on 15" split rims. The car did have the SE arches though which
mean there is more scope to fit wider rims. As far as I know 14"
rims were always fitted as standard.
However - please see question below for a place that has fitted 16" wheels.
by Aiden McConnon
|What make of tyre were they (M Series cars) originally fitted with and can you recommend a modern version?||The
original Tyre size was 185HR 14 for the T Slot alloy wheels, obviously a
lower profile tyre is going to give slightly better handling, but slightly
reduced ride height and speedometer readings will be altered (this can however
be sorted by having your speedo re-calibrated if you're worried about this).
Another option is to go for 15" wheels with wider tyres, but it depends
on whether you want the car to remain original or not. If not, then the
sky's the limit - some have even fitted larger wheels but I'm not sure on
See this website for a nice set of wheels fitted to a Cosworth engined M series car. Maybe something like this would suit a V8? http://www.bornemann-fahrzeugtechnik.de/
Just for your info they told me the size of the wheels on this car were 7.5J x 16, ET16