[Healeys] Dunlop Wire Wheel Restoration

J. Scott Morris jstmorris at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 31 22:43:41 MST 2008

Hi Rich.  Happy New Year  
So, Dayton Wire Wheel will not redo the early 100 wire wheels anymore.  I
spoke with Frank Kutas of 'Spoke 'n True at the November flea market in
Tillsonburg and he said he still does some repairing and truing of wire
wheels.  You may wish to try him at 416-798-0553 / fjutas at interlog.com .  Good
J. Scott Morris - Keep Smiling,  Murphy Lives

--- On Wed, 12/31/08, Rich C <richchrysler at quickclic.net> wrote:

From: Rich C <richchrysler at quickclic.net>
Subject: [Healeys] Dunlop Wire Wheel Restoration
To: "Healeys" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Received: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 5:22 PM

Hello all,

First a quick history lesson.....

>From the beginning of Austin Healey production in mid 1953, all he BN1 cars
'till mid summer 1954  approx. the first 4500 BN1's were equipped with
earlier flat pressed hub 48 spoke painted Dunlop wire wheels. After that
point, the wheels fitted to the cars had a deeper depressed hub section and
the wires were laced with a slightly deeper bias, making for a stronger wheel
when sideways forces were applied.
However, these early wheels have a noticeable visual difference and when
attempting an accurate restoration on these cars, the early wheels should be
In the past, Dayton Wire Wheel Company were willing to strip, restore, relace
and finish these wheels for an obvious extra cost (not an issue here). It
seems as of now, they will no longer accept doing these wheel restorations
Is there anybody else out there in the world who will restore these wheels?

Rich Chrysler

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