Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only
Thanks peoples. And to respond to some points raised above...
These were on my car (as pictured) and I eventually traced the front end shimmy down to flat spots on the rims. The tyres pictured were replaced with Michelins in due course, and then eventually tyres swapped to some spare Hotwires. Hey presto, shimmy went away. However, lack of interest in the Capri did not go away.
I do know that at least 2 have approx 2-3mm flat spots (fronts) over 150mm diameter, as measured when rotating slowly by hand against a lathe centring pointer. Reason for shimmy then became bleedingly obvious .... That picture above is from when I first made the centre caps in 2010.
Flat spots on 1970's alloys seems to be a common issue - metal a bit soft? Found same issue with the alloys on the usurper vehicle (after 40yrs of being driven on, they were worse and no surprise). Problem solved in same fashion.
My car they were fitted to was sold last year, and with super smooth shimmy free steering from a used set of Hotwires with the current Michelins. Good luck to the new owner.
Rims are currently bare and sitting in my parts shed. I do frequent various Facebook groups, and have used the groups to divest myself of the left over parts from 30yrs of Capri ownership. Almost finished that process...... My interests have moved to another brand, and these rims now also need to move on.
Yes, I didn't want to just dump them (see hoarding comment above). I haven't seen them very often in my years of Capri ownership, hence this question.
The centre caps I made on my lathe, and each one is individually hand crafted (read: Slightly different centre sleeve dimensions as was my first serious lathe job .. lol), machine buffed, and some special ultra-rare Supercheap-supplied Ford centre stickers. These caps hide that ugly hole down the centre of the wheel. Held in place by a few dollops of Silastic onto the inside sleeve. Hadn't lost one in 10+yrs and 25000mls of driving (unlike some push-in plastic items that pre-dated these).
Located ACT. So probably freight for most potential buyers.
Anyways... thanks for the positive feedback. I'll ponder an advert and put them up for sale somewhere.
p.s. Whatever your brand of motoring passion, enjoy whenever possible !!
accapmad - In the Land of Oz