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Old 09-11-2005, 18:10   #1 (permalink)
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New photos

I just took some new updated photos of my Cortina with a digital camera. You can check them out at my gallery
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Old 09-13-2005, 00:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New photos

That looks real nice. Especially with the wheels. Are they gassed250's old wheels? If yes, you beat me to em ya bastard! lol. If not please disregard above comments.

Just wondering what size tyres they are?

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Old 09-13-2005, 01:36   #3 (permalink)
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They are 17 inch Eagle F1 tyres. I got the wheels from Capital Ford (wreckers) and they were originally off a guy who has done up a green TE Cortina whom I coincidently ran into one day.
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They are 17 inch Eagle F1 tyres. I got the wheels from Capital Ford (wreckers) and they were originally off a guy who has done up a green TE Cortina whom I coincidently ran into one day.
yep that sounds like gassed250.

And with the size I meant 235/45-r17 etc sort of thing. Im trying to decide what size wheels and tyres to get, so I want to see what various tyre profile sizes look like.
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Well my fronts are 215/40's and my rears are 235/40's. The rears originally were 235/45's, which when buying new tyres for it, I should have left the profiles at 45.
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Re: New photos

Hey there TF Man,that look sweet,Is that colour Acid Rush.I am in the process of building a TF myself putting the new engine in tonight,mild 250 alloy head crossflow.I was thinking about painting mine Phantom (GT PURPLE)when its finished i will put some pictures up.
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Well my fronts are 215/40's and my rears are 235/40's. The rears originally were 235/45's, which when buying new tyres for it, I should have left the profiles at 45.
Thanks for the info. I reckon youve done the right thing going the 40 series profile on the back, looks better that what a 45 would (too much tyre). And its closer to legal cortina tyre size too (well it would be here in Vic.)

Whats the ride like with the 40 series, is it bumpy at all?

Oh and maybe tell me a little about your suspension too if you want.

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Well in answer to Wingys question it is Acid Rush with a pearl through it. I'd like to see a Phantom Cortina. The ride is okay, I found though that 15 inch wheels with 50 profile was a lot smoother, but after going to Pedders and getting all brand new steering components, shocks, suspension - the works done to it, it made it a lot more comfortable. I do find though, might be because of the low profile, but when I go down my car-port and on to the road, I hear a crunch or squash sound. Could be the rim rubbing on the tyre as it compresses?

Another problem I have had which I havn't been able to solve is that one particular rim is deflating my tyre by 1.5 PSI per day. At first I thought it was a defect in the tyre but when I took the tyres off to have the rims painted, that particular rim was a bit browner then the others. When putting the tyres back on, the reason I know its a rim problem is that its now affecting a different wheel. It used to deflate my rear left tyre, and now its deflating my front right tyre. Bob Jane doesn't seem to want to clean the rim or tell me what to do with it.

In terms of comfort my 15 inch wheels gets the thumbs up but they look too much like the size of 13 inch wheels, so i'll be sticking with the 17's.
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u could try the old fashioned trick of putting the whole tyre under water and looking for bubbles. if u suspect the bead isnt seating properly, get a tube put in it.
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Old 09-14-2005, 23:29   #10 (permalink)
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I know its not the tyres because the first tyre that was deflating was brand new. Now that the rim is on a different tyre, that tyre is now deflating while the brand new one is perfectly fine now. So if a tube was put on for the tyre with that rim, that would stop the deflating?
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