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Old Nov 23rd, 2020, 16:25   #2071
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Hello. I guess you have 15" wheele. I have four new never used Continental directional 15" winter tyres, and a non-directional one to be a spare. I've given up getting them fitted due to my age and health &c.

I am going to sell them. Very reluctantly. The problems for a buyer would be distance I'm in Thurrock, cost of fitting a forum member told me over 30 per tyre, and, I can't be very quick to deal with things.

Luke if interested please contact me. And I will of course check the tyres' profile.

I don't want to hijack this thread Royal Czar. I'll open a sale thread in time.






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Quality winter tyres. Slipped down the reviews a little now but still recommended. Replaced by TS870 and so forth.

I will take these tyres in to their own thread. As is right and proper.




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Many thanks for doing that research in the 700 section regarding the B21a/AW71 interface, I've cut and pasted it here so when I'm trying to find it next spring I stand a good chance of doing so:

Researched as promised Alan :

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/p...4/6842013.html

Scroll down and click the "What this fits" tab - you will get a long list of 240, 740, 760, 940 & 960 models that it fits. Anything up to ~1986 will be B2xX, after will be B2x0X where x is the second digit of the engine size in dl (eg 21 is 2.1L, 23 is 2.3L) and X is the suffix A, E, F etc.

Short version is your existing driveplate/flexplate will be fine to bolt the TC onto.

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A little bit cheeky i know Alan but i know Loki the GLT follows this thread and i promised him some time ago i'd keep an eye out for a Slant Four for him. During my late night stumbling around ebay last night as discussed in another thread, i found this one he may be interested in :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-...O/254783292103

Probably one of the best and certainly the nicest colour scheme for that model, i'd question the originality though as i'm sure the GLS had the twin-carb set-up and that one is a single carb. Possibly converted to get rid of the auto-choke that some of them had and/or economy reasons although the one i had (basic VX 2300) actually improved the economy when i fitted twin-carbs to it as well as unleashing an extra 30bhp.

That said, if i win the lottery tonight, i'll be throwing a stupid bid in!

Apologies for being cheeky and posting this in your RB thread but i hope you understand!
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A little bit cheeky i know Alan but i know Loki the GLT follows this thread and i promised him some time ago i'd keep an eye out for a Slant Four for him. During my late night stumbling around ebay last night as discussed in another thread, i found this one he may be interested in :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-...O/254783292103

Probably one of the best and certainly the nicest colour scheme for that model, i'd question the originality though as i'm sure the GLS had the twin-carb set-up and that one is a single carb. Possibly converted to get rid of the auto-choke that some of them had and/or economy reasons although the one i had (basic VX 2300) actually improved the economy when i fitted twin-carbs to it as well as unleashing an extra 30bhp.

That said, if i win the lottery tonight, i'll be throwing a stupid bid in!

Apologies for being cheeky and posting this in your RB thread but i hope you understand!
... not at all, that is a very tasteful motor car (fantastic vinyl roof).
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The vinyl roof was standard on the GLS as were a number of other features including the twin square headlamps, front fog lamps below the bumper combined with the indicators, PAS, nicer trim and so on.

I believe it also had a unique range of paint colours for the GLS only but might be wrong on that.
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The final page of the Pholus wheels chapter.

I collected the wheels with their winter tyres fitted this afternoon. I was happy to see they are serious, directional treads, two left and two right of course:



I took the opportunity to check everything over whilst each wheel was off; a PO has spent good money fitting these 20mm track extenders to the rear:



There were no fitting or clearance problems:



I'm pleased to say the Pholus wheels look (in my humble opinion) absolutely fantastic on the car:



... and from the other side:



I took the RB for a short test drive, it is a miserable old day here, probably about 6C and drizzly rain has left the roads quite greasy. It was no significant test but I'm pleased to say the winter tyres are no noisier than the summer ones, grip seems to be very good and there are no wobbles or shakes, so the wheels are fine.

I took half an hour to give the Virgo wheels a thorough scrub up with degreaser and the pressure washer - I think that is an additional bonus of swapping between winter and summer tyres: everything gets a good clean and inspection twice per year. The Virgos came up really well (they are powder coated) and are safely chained up in storage in my dry but well ventilated motorbike shed.

I'm really happy with this chapter of the RB saga. The Pholus wheels were only 30, plus another 30 for primer, paint and putty and 180 for the tyres - so 240 total. A bargain I think for a set of smart winter wheels that will be safer in the poor weather and will double the life of my Virgo wheels and summer tyres.

I think the Pholus wheels really suit the RB, a bit bling but entirely in keeping with the saloon car image. Which do I prefer, the Pholus or Virgo wheels? That is a difficult question, they I think they both look really good on the RB, but fortunately I don't have to choose because they have summer and winter boots, so I'll use both sets every year.

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The final page of the Pholus wheels chapter.

I collected the wheels with their winter tyres fitted this afternoon. I was happy to see they are serious, directional treads, two left and two right of course:



I took the opportunity to check everything over whilst each wheel was off; a PO has spent good money fitting these 20mm track extenders to the rear:



There were no fitting or clearance problems:



I'm pleased to say the Pholus wheels look (in my humble opinion) absolutely fantastic on the car:



... and from the other side:



I took the RB for a short test drive, it is a miserable old day here, probably about 6C and drizzly rain has left the roads quite greasy. It was no significant test but I'm pleased to say the winter tyres are no noisier than the summer ones, grip seems to be very good and there are no wobbles or shakes, so the wheels are fine.

I took half an hour to give the Virgo wheels a thorough scrub up with degreaser and the pressure washer - I think that is an additional bonus of swapping between winter and summer tyres: everything gets a good clean and inspection twice per year. The Virgos came up really well (they are powder coated) and are safely chained up in storage in my dry but well ventilated motorbike shed.

I'm really happy with this chapter of the RB saga. The Pholus wheels were only 30, plus another 30 for primer, paint and putty and 180 for the tyres - so 240 total. A bargain I think for a set of smart winter wheels that will be safer in the poor weather and will double the life of my Virgo wheels and summer tyres.

I think the Pholus wheels really suit the RB, a bit bling but entirely in keeping with the saloon car image. Which do I prefer, the Pholus or Virgo wheels? That is a difficult question, they I think they both look really good on the RB, but fortunately I don't have to choose because they have summer and winter boots, so I'll use both sets every year.

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They look even better than i thought they would Alan!

I'd go for "Option e" that i suggested further up the thread and use the Pholus in summer as i think they look really nice on the car.

The Virgos have enough bling with a slightly sober note for winter but the Pholus' say "drive me" which is more of a summer thing.
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They look even better than i thought they would Alan!

I'd go for "Option e" that i suggested further up the thread and use the Pholus in summer as i think they look really nice on the car.

The Virgos have enough bling with a slightly sober note for winter but the Pholus' say "drive me" which is more of a summer thing.
Thank you for that vote of confidence Dave; I'm over the moon with the Pholus wheels, they did indeed come up better than I had expected. I also enjoyed the work and have learned a few small skills.

You may well be right about 'option e', I sort of agree the Pholus wheels would look very smart in the summer, and perhaps the powder coated, anthracite coloured Virgos would look better in the winter. I'm going to have a season of each and may well have them swapped over this time next year. Having developed a good relationship with F1 Autocentre here in Corby I suspect they might swap the tyres they supplied over for the price of a drink or two.

As you may have guessed, I am absolutely delighted with this chapter of the RB saga. I'm very grateful to Luke for the wheels and to yourself for the advice Dave.
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