Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

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Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

#1 Post by suffolknick » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:29 am

Hi

I'm after a new tyre on a wire wheel with a knock on hub, and need it balancing too. Anyone know of a fitter near Ipswich where I could get this done who would have the necessary cones and take care of the rim band etc.

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Nick

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Re: Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

#2 Post by suffolkpete » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:26 am

Ah, the old name plagiariser is back. What car is it? If it something popular like a Jaguar or MG, or Triumph, they have a large club presence in the area and are bound to know of somewhere. Or you could join East Anglian Practical Classics, Only £12 a year including 11 issues of their excellent Newsletter and plenty of people with this sort of knowledge. www.ea-pc.co.uk I find e-tyres very helpful. They have the necessary jig to balance my strange French wheels with no hole in the centre and may be able to do wires as well.
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Re: Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

#3 Post by suffolknick » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:18 pm

Hiya Peter

Hope you are well. It's a Morgan Plus 4... but you probably wouldn't let me in as it's 2012.

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#4 Post by suffolkpete » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:04 pm

Put a personal plate on it and nobody will know the difference. ;) Got rid of the campervan then? I will enquire on our Facebook page.
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Re: Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

#5 Post by suffolknick » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:08 pm

Yep... gone to a good home in Ireland would you believe.

Now just need to get the Morgan going as well and reliably as the van...

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Re: Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

#6 Post by suffolkpete » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:13 pm

suffolknick wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:08 pm


Now just need to get the Morgan going as well and reliably as the van...

Let's hope it doesn't take two engine changes then. :) I've had a strong recommendation from a Club member with a large collection of vintage cars for Melton Tyres.
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Re: Tyre fitting to wires near Ipswich

#7 Post by suffolknick » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:11 pm

In the end I used a local fitter who were ok. But to cure the major wheel wobble of my existing tyres I ended up at Evergreen Garage in Crowfield. Highly recommended. Very classic friendly, thorough and great value.

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