Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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Hi All,

I would like to replaced the chrome wire wheels on my 289 cobra with a set of FIA 289, Halibrand or similar alloy type centre locking wheels. My car is a Mk1 BRA 289 running MGB splined centre lock type hubs, so the wheels would need to fit these hubs.

Does anyone have a set they're interested in selling? If so I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Many thanks,

Kevin
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Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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Hi Kev. One difficulty you will have buying a ‘set’ of FiA Halibrands is that the rear pair are wider. You would need to get 4 ‘front’ wheels to fit a ‘Street’ Cobra.
It’s a good look though, especially the ‘Kidneybean’, which is appropriate for an early racing 260/289!
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Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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Thanks for the reply and advice.

Are repro kidney bean style wheels available to fit MGB hubs? The do look good I agree.
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Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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You can use every wheel you want as long as you fit spline drive adapters to them. Don't waste your time surching wheels that will fit. There is such no market for those wheels. Decide what wheels you want, buy adapters and mount them to the wheels. That's it.
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There speaks the man who has experience of kidney bean wheels so has been there, done that and got the T shirt!
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Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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Here is your alternative Kevin.

Adapters for your MGB hubs to bolt on Jag or Chevy pattern wheels:
https://www.performancewheeladapters.co ... pair-of-2/

And here is your chance to get a very rare wheel set:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/AC-Shelby-Cobra ... Swvl1fcgDN

Wheel belong to me.

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Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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I have a set of Halibrand wheels with splined inserts that I'm looking to sell if you are still interested. Fronts are 6.5 x 15 currently with a set of 215/60/R15's that look great in the front arches. Rears are 8.5 x 15 (edit - see below).

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PM me if still looking.

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Hi Dave, are the rears definitely 9.5”. I thought 6.5” fronts were normally paired with 8.5” rear. E,g on my car they are.
The size mark is normally cast on.
I am in the market for another front but I would expect you will only sell yours as a set.
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I’ll look for a casting mark. Where is it normally set?
I’d rather they sold as a set as two splined rears are little use to me.
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Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

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Hi Dave,
Wheel size on mine is a slightly raised rectangle on the outside ( face) of the wheel in line with a gap between spokes and almost opposite the valve stem.
The size is then raised digits 15 x 6.5 within the rectangle.
Fully understand the need to sell as a set.
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