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My new custom wheels for 410

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Old 07-10-17, 02:49 PM
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Default My new custom wheels for 410

Having a new powerful engine in my 410, I decided to upgrade the front brakes to the BCL upgraded set-up, I had no choice but to fit alloy wheels rather than the steel originals. However, I do not like the look of modern wheels on the car - so decided to have custom ones made which would look like the originals. I'm quite happy with the results and though to share some pictures with you.

Here are the new brakes installed, the new wheels without and with hubcaps. Anybody interested in hearing more, please ask.
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Old 07-10-17, 10:27 PM
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Very smart!
May we have more details please?
eg. price
size
source
offset

I have for sometime thought that the brakes of the 410 weren't particularly up to the best of modern-day standards and this would seem to be the answer.
Also, can I ask for details about the new brake calipers
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Old 08-10-17, 03:24 AM
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Default My new custom wheels for 410

Wheels look terrific. Your 410 looks very similar as mine - is it Solent Blue from Jaguar?
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Old 08-10-17, 06:41 AM
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- The brakes are offered as a kit by BCL. They bolt-in (i'm told) to all 8 cylinder cars, and are modern AP racing type. They call it "15" Big Brake Kit" and charged GBP 2'500 ex VAT in 2014

- The wheel dimensions are the following:
15" rims
7" wide
PCD is 5 X 4.75"
Offset (ET) is 30
(there are a lot of other measurements needed to make the custom wheels)

- The source of the wheels is a machine shop in California specialising in Porsche wheel called HRBB. (Alloy Replicas | The leader in aluminum reproduction wheels for a wide range of applications. Specializing in Porsche 550 Spyder Wheels and Porsche 356 Speedster Wheels). They now have the engineering drawings for the Bristol, so I'm fairly sure they could reproduce them if anyone was interested. Here are the four wheels in polished state, before they were dulled to mat.
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Old 08-10-17, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by John Keighley View Post
Wheels look terrific. Your 410 looks very similar as mine - is it Solent Blue from Jaguar?
Nearly... It is Rolls Royce Midnight Blue (BASF L68B061)
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