[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1954 Sunbeam Alpine MKI Wheels

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Tue Mar 3 18:11:47 EST 2015


Diamondback has been promising that for at least three years. 

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From: "Wes Stewart" <wes.stewart at sunbeamsaloon.com> 
To: starcars8 at comcast.net, "J W" <im1neng at gmail.com> 
Cc: "Staowners" <staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info> 
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 11:00:13 AM 
Subject: RE: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1954 Sunbeam Alpine MKI Wheels 



Diamondback tires has promised to offer a nice tire as part of their Auburn collection (actually patterned after a Firestone model from the 50’s). So far, its just a promise as far as I can see.  I suspect it will not be far from the Coker price. 

https://www.cokertire.com/550r16-coker-classic-blackwall-tire.html 

  

Corky is proud of those tires. 

  

WES 

  


From: Staowners [mailto:staowners-bounces at sunbeamtalbot.info] On Behalf Of starcars8 at comcast.net 
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:23 PM 
To: J W 
Cc: Staowners 
Subject: Re: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1954 Sunbeam Alpine MKI Wheels 


  


You are correct in that there is only one wheel. The difference in tubed/tubeless is the tyre design. Generally speaking tubeless tyres are of radial construction and tubed tyres are cross/bias ply. Coker Tire currently offer a 550R16 whitewall tyre that requires a radial compatible tube. Greatly improves ride and handling for a healthy price. You can check them at www.cokertire.com    Pete 


  
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From: "J W" < im1neng at gmail.com > 
To: "Staowners" < staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info > 
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:12:54 AM 
Subject: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1954 Sunbeam Alpine MKI Wheels 


  


Question:  Are there 2 different Alpine MKI wheel designs?  I have heard rumors that there are 2 different wheels, one that needs a tube, the other tubeless.  I was under the impression that production changed from tubed to tubeless, but no changes were actually made to the wheels.  Is my recollection of previous discussions correct? 


  


Wanted:  I am in need of 2 wheels to  support my 1954 Alpine MKI project.  I am located in Michigan, USA.  Anyone have 2 decent wheels available?  Yes, I know shipping will be outrageous! 


  


Thanks! 


Jo 



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