[Healeys] Tyres --Rear guard clearance on a BN2
ktee20 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 21:14:06 MST 2015
Measuring an original 48 spoke wheel placing a straight edge across the
outside of the hub (spinner side) , the rim sits 20mm below it , the offset
The same action on the 60 spoke Dayton the rim sits 40mm below thus placing
this rim 20mm further out & closer to the arch
I also have a Dunlop 60 spoke rim & it is 45mm below the offset on both is
Given that the 48 spoke is 4" & the 60 spoke is 4-1/2" I assume that the
extra 1/2" rim width is gained towards the outside of the wheel so as not
to rub on suspension .
I am unable to find on Daytons sites whether the D2-88 is recommended for
On 12 December 2015 at 11:53, Michael Oritt <michael.oritt at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have the same on my BN1--Dayton 60 spoke wheels and Michelin 180 XAS's,
> (which replaced Michelin 175 XzX's). In both cases the tires sit
> "appropriately" within the line of the fenders (I assume "guard" is
> Australian for fender).
> I do not offhand know the offset of my wheels but if you can measure and
> send the offset of yours I will pull and measure my spare and report back.
> Best--Michael Oritt
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 1:12 AM, Keith Taylor <ktee20 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My old 48 spoke rims have run their life , fitted with 165/80R Hancooks
>> also past their use by date.
>> Updated to Dayton 60 spoke 4-1/5 rims with Michelin 180/HR XAS as
>> recommended by Longstone Tyres UK
>> as closest match for Dunlop RS5.
>> The Hancooks looked a bit lean in the wheel arch while the Michelins fill
>> it out nicely.
>> PROBLEM :- The right side tyre now touches the guard bottom
>> turn-in & the left side is just clear.
>> Both rear tyres sit just outside the
>> guard & I am concerned that wheel travel will hit the guards.
>> The Daytons were purchased from the Healey Factory here in OZ & claimed
>> to be specifically for a BN1-2.
>> To me it looks like the rim should sit further in ie the offset is too
>> far out.
>> The rim is branded 4.5 Beadlace D2-88.
>> Any input would be appreciated
>> Keith Taylor
>> Southern Highlands OZ
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