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Old 01-18-2015, 05:02 AM   #121
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Well that turned out to be a can of worms
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[quote=Ford Escort mk 1;7154689]AFX, these rims are used on gravel too


You are correct Kimmo these wheels were used on mixed surfaces but I think they are generally considered tarmac wheels.
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Does anyone have a good photo of the tread pattern of a Dunlop tarmac tire? I know they used multiple different tread patterns and even slicks (no tread pattern) when allowed. I am looking for something with very little pattern that was most common.
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AFX, these rims are used on gravel too


You are correct Kimmo these wheels were used on mixed surfaces but I think they are generally considered tarmac wheels.
I agree, they were more likely to use a gravel rim on tarmac than the tarmac rim on the dirt. Very rarely do you see a period photo of the cars with the tarmac wheels on dirt. They may do so today, but not back in the '70s and '80's.
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Does anyone have a good photo of the tread pattern of a Dunlop tarmac tire? I know they used multiple different tread patterns and even slicks (no tread pattern) when allowed. I am looking for something with very little pattern that was most common.
AFX,

Do you have this book?


If you do, take a look of page 188, there is a pic where may be the tires you are looking?
same book has a nice pic of Pirelli tarmac tires, page 7

Hre is a link if you want to buy the book
http://www.amazon.com/Works-Escorts-.../dp/1906133441

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I do have that book but I need an internet image to send to the CAD designer. I am going with this tread pattern. The pattern was developed for rally cars in the 1970s



Although it is a Michelin pattern and I know the works team raced on Dunlops and later Pirellis it looks a lot like this period photo.

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Adding more detail to the front strut mounts including the brackets for the strut brace.

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Went a little different direction on the tread pattern based on this period photo.


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a good choice

Nice fix you have made on the strut brace.


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Fantastic..!!
When your down to a thread pattern.. There's not much left to fault :-)
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Here is the set.

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Those wheels look fantastic..!!
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