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March 31, 2021 at 9:23 am #80484
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!
GApril 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm #84232alcadminKeymaster
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 NeumanMay 5, 2021 at 7:54 am #90651
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… 🙂
GJuly 30, 2021 at 3:23 pm #98648alcadminKeymaster
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.August 2, 2021 at 9:56 am #98649
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.
GNovember 5, 2021 at 4:39 pm #98667Paul SaundersParticipant
I live in the Gainesville, FL area and looking for Lancia fans and/or resources in this area including mechanics? Thank you!November 5, 2021 at 6:40 pm #98669
Unfortunately, I live on the other side of the country from you and have no idea what shops and people there are in your area. You might try a general query to the ALC member base in a new thread for better success.
GNovember 5, 2021 at 6:44 pm #98670
Follow up to your prior status request … My car is now at the shop with most of the work that needed doing well in hand. An issue surfaced with the carburetors and I authorized the shop to send them to a specialist for a complete rebuild/restoration …That’s about the last thing I’m waiting on at this point. So, good progress and it will soon be running very nicely.
GNovember 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm #98671Paul SaundersParticipant
Hi G, thanks for the prompt response. I posted that note by mistake and then reposted a similar one to the larger audience.
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