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Old 03-01-11, 10:21 PM
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Why didn't you ask them ? The window switches could have gone where the cig lighters are and push button solenoids for the door openers !

I like them as they are but prefer the chrome door openers from the MG store.
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Old 03-01-11, 10:35 PM
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Hi Greg, I think we are at cross purposes here. O am perfectly happy with the door handles/pulls an the placement of the switches and ashtray is perfect. It is the rubber door trims that go around the door and window apertures I would like to make less of a feature

Paul
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Greg,
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Having seen that car once, it should not be allowed out in daylight.
Is that the one you thought wire wheels would look good on?
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It could not make it any worse!
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Ah , thought it was a strange request ! No suggestions for that.
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'Fraid I had to resort to Wikipedia once again....
Man-made fabric 68% polyester/32% urethane made by Alcantara SpA in Nera
Montoro, Italy.
Looks very tacky in a Ford Mondeo, but who wouldn't?
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Looks aside, is there any reason why wire wheels aren't suitable from a technical perspective? I can't recall having ever seen them on a Bristol

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I stand corrected. One less thing to feel guilty about I suppose.

Is West of England cloth hard to get a hold of?

Paul
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The only thing I can think of is whether wire wheels could cope with high torque but the wire wheels I posted on the other thread are designed to cope with XJS Jag grunt ! Will you try them for me please :-)
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The only Bristol I have seen with wire wheels is a 401. I was looking at a Alvis 21 with wire wheels and thought it looked superb.
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If the Astons and Ferraris could cope with them I am sure they must be up to the task, they might be a bit flash for anything post 411 though.

I have seen a Morgan with ultra low profile tyres on wire wheels and it looked fantastic.

A job for someone with Photoshop perhaps?

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For the wire wheels I was thinking 408 to 411 S1 and maybe 405
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Greg,
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Having seen that car once, it should not be allowed out in daylight.
Is that the one you thought wire wheels would look good on?
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It could not make it any worse! Quote:

Nic, from a man that has the dress sense that makes Baldrick look like James Bond, I know my instincts are intact when it comes to style if you don't approve !

And I was thinking the 411 S1 for the wire wheels.

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Sounds about right
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Hi All,

Attached is a photo of a "Wired 405" the wheels are Borani.

Cheers

Peter
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Ah, I believe we have that stuff on parts of the door panels of our
Discovery. Is it in fact suede (animal skin) or a synthetic material?
On the vast majority of cars that have this fitted it is Alcantara and is synthetic suede-effect material although I am not sure on the high spec Land Rovers which have similar trim to the high spec Jaguars. It does feel and look luxurious in car interiors whether it is man-made or not, but DFS seem to like using it on their cheap-looking sofas these days which spoils the exclusivity!

I had an Audi that had it covering the seats and it started bobbling after 50k miles so it is not hard wearing enough for sitting on. Mercedes used to offer a similar material called Amaretta for the w126 S-Class seats but it is rare to find a car with this as it was as expensive as the leather/velour option.
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