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superlite rims

Discussion in 'Rootes Racing' started by Alpine.67, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Alpine.67

    Alpine.67 Platinum Level Sponsor

    looking for 4 superlite rims 13x6 for my Alpine race car. Also looking for 4 good steel rims or other mag wheels for rain tires. If anyone has some for sale and could PM some pictures or call me. Or just bring to the invasion and we can make a deal.

    Also would like to know what front springs are being used on alpine race cars, I would like to have the front lower. open to any ideas that work

    I hope to have the car back on the track next summer. The car is the yellow number 53 owned by Geoff Tedder. He has retired from racing and I now have the car. this now makes 8 alpines and for now i do not think i can buy anymore cars.

    Brad
     
  2. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    rims

    brad,
    the last time i looked we didn't have the back lot filled yet. there is always room for more cars.
    bob
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Brad,

    you can use the S3 prings from VB to lower the front a bit.. but for comp perhaps you want a stiffer spring. You could use drop spindles to lower the front and maintain the existing spring rate...

    for wheels. look at wheels for ford escort/cortina.. 4 x 4.25 pattern.. the offsets are closer to alpines than other applications.
     
  4. Alpine.67

    Alpine.67 Platinum Level Sponsor

    rims

    Bob : if yoy see any good mag wheels at the United, call me and i may have you buy and bring to the Invasion the following week.

    Brad
     
  5. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    rims

    brad,
    did paul use the set i sold him a couple years ago? those were the ones that were on a vintage race tiger. i'll let you know if i find anything.
     
  6. Alpine.67

    Alpine.67 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Bob: the rims you sold were put on the new tiger.

    paul : if you still have the rims and are not using them. i would make a deal,they would match my White Alpine rims.and look very nice on the race car
    Brad
     
  7. mototron

    mototron Donation Time

    I have a set of Steel Ford Capri rims 13X5.5 (or 6 ) have to check
    Make me an Offer and there yours
    I used dales tiger front springs and cut a coil off them
    with KYB Shocks and a 7/8" sway bar in my Series II Race Car
    Works Great
    Rocco #86 VRG
     
  8. Alpine.67

    Alpine.67 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thank for the info. What spring rate do you use on the springs from dale?

    can you send me some pictures of the rims and check the width? would like the rims to be 6" as I plan to use for rain's.

    You can send me a Pm or if the picture file is to large use my e-mail

    bbabb36 at gmail.com


    brad
     
  9. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Rocco, i asked a question about anyone runnig dales toger springs inan alpine about 1 week back.. what rate did you get.. i know you track the car.. but whats the front like on the road? Did you cut the springs because the tiger front is heavier and the springs were lifting the alpine front end?
     
  10. mototron

    mototron Donation Time

    I believe that the springs are 650 lbs , I cut them to lower the car
    The car drives great on the road if you like your car firm and responsive
    but it is little low for the street , I only drive it on the street once in awhile
    since it runs on race fuel at $10/gal
    I will go and snap some pics of the rims a send them out
    Thanks
    Rocco
     
  11. Alpine.67

    Alpine.67 Platinum Level Sponsor

    rims

    Rocco : do you have any pictures of the rims? what are you looking to get for the rims? I do have someone that works in you area and could maybe pick the rims up and get them to me in Ohio.
    Off to the Invasion this coming week, so not a big rush .


    Brad
     
  12. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    rims

    brad,
    bring some warm clothes. it was in the 40's the last two mornings. high of 59 on monday in pigeon forge.
     
  13. Alpine.67

    Alpine.67 Platinum Level Sponsor

    bring warm things

    Bob : Thanks for the heads up. michele has been asking about the weather and the need to bring some warmer jackets etc.

    we are coming down Wed to Nashville, should be around in time for dinner.
    fine a good place to eat and we can all go out for dinner.

    find any rims at the united?

    Brad
     

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