Wheel and tire sizing … ’67 Fulvia coupe S1

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  • #80484
    Godfrey DiGiorgi
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    I’m sure this has been treated somewhere else before, so please pardon this newbie question. 🙂

    The standard wheels and tires on the 1967 Fulvia coupe are 14×4.5 inch wheels with 145R14 tires fitted. It’s somewhat difficult to find good quality tires in this size, and I’ve come across an offer for a full set of the later Chromodora mag wheels that the Fulvia coupes were fitted with. What size tires should be fitted to these wheels? I’ve seen cars fitted with 185/70R14 and 165/70R14. There are several good tire choices available in these sizes … What would generally work best?

    Thanks for your input!

    G

    #84232
    alcadmin
    Keymaster

    Hi Godfrey, We are running the 165/70R14 on our Fulvia sport with the Cromodora wheels. In my experience a narrower tire steers and drives nicer but maybe does not look as good as the 185.

    Enjoy the car,

    Leif Neuman

    #90651
    Godfrey DiGiorgi
    Participant

    Thanks Leif! Good to know … that’s about what I figured.

    Sorry to take so long to reply. I was away in Chicago area inspecting/buying/shipping the ’67 Fulvia coupe I’d found the week of the 19th … Yup, job done. 🙂

    Some Lancia club members probably know the car.

    The car arrived at my place in California last Friday: a couple of days spent cleaning and doing paperwork, it’s now insured, registered, and the new title in process. I’ve only driven it a little bit so far, but I’m smiling a lot!

    It has the Campy 13×5.5 alloy wheels on it now, with 185/70-13 tires which are pretty fresh. At some point, I’ll have the wheels magna fluxed and then, if they’re shown to be compromised, the 14×6 Chromodora wheels would be the sensible replacement and I calculated a 165/70 was likely better sizing for the larger wheel size; your response confirms that.

    Despite the car being pretty darn solid as is, there are a number of small details I’d like to improve upon and a couple minor things that need service as well. Happily, wheels/tires/brakes are already well-sorted.

    The journey begins… 🙂

    G

    #98648
    alcadmin
    Keymaster

    Just checking how you are doing with the car, by now you should be ready for some driving. We are going to be in Monterey this August for the car week and will bring a Lancia to Concorso Italiano. Hope you have a chance to join the fun.

    Leif@americanlanciaclub.com

    #98649
    Godfrey DiGiorgi
    Participant

    Hallo!

    My efforts are moribund for the past two-three months … Too much “other stuff” to deal with lately.

    But I’ll get back to it, I see a window of opportunity coming up. There’s not *that* much to do, really. It’s just time to get to it that’s been missing.

    The goal is to drive it to the All Italian Day Car & Motorcycle Show in Alameda, CA in October. If anyone else out there doesn’t know about it and would like info, I’ll post more about it.

    G

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