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Old 09-14-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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We want to change the front wheels on our dragster to the old 19 mor 21 inch cycle type,we have looked all over to source them,any old racers know where to get some,
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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i don't know, but that is a really neat picture.
must be one of the last flathead dragsters left.
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have you tried the other place lawrie ???
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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Any old dirt bike shops near you- Them old ones ran 19's on the back and 21's on the front.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:47 PM   #5
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Trev, will be over for the v8 rally in hamilton in Jan, and then two weeks in paraparam.see you then.Lawrie

I will go to the bike wreckers today and look out some wheels.
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are you getting a loaner car to use at hamilton?? how about a pic of those new heads from auckland..im off to utah in a couple of weeks will be back nov make up my mind then about hamilton trev
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:23 PM   #7
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The heads are at the CNC machineshop getting the wire ring groove put in,will have them back soon.then I will post a pic, yes we have a 39 for the rally.
these are what we started with.
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I e-mailed a friend that builds his own dragster frames asking about a source for front wheels and he says that in the States used wheels are about as costly as new. I see that your front axle is from an Anglia and I suspected that Tom ran Anglia spindles on his rail too as he is strictly "old school" and wants the late '60's look for his car. He recommends that you look into new spoke wheels from Mark Williams, I do not have a web address but a google search should help there. He further informs me that he buys Chen Shing motorcycle tires and also tubes from J.C. Whitney & Co. (an old US auto parts retailer/mail order house) tires are around $20 each US and the tubes something like $2 each. He also said "Tell him not to worry, I have gone 200 MPH many times on those tires and tubes."
The M/W wheels will have much smaller hubs and will fit right on your spindles.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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Thanks for the wheel info, we have gone with the hayden wheels from california, and will source the tyres here in Australia.
We appreiciate the help.Lawrie
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