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A-Snake

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« on: July 08, 2015, 18:26:33 »
Blockley has some new radial sizes available including 205/70 VR15"
   http://www.blockleytyre.com/page2.htm
   Thinking of these as an alternative to the XWX's. Has anyone tried the Blockley radials?

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 15:42:52 »
Yes I have had the 205 70 VR 15 Blockleys on 2033 for a couple of years. They fit the original 5K rims and look period correct. So far shewing very little wear and performing brilliantly wet or dry. A tyre worth considering for Ace and G'hound on 15" wheels as well as early Cobra.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 16:02:18 »
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Originally posted by B.P.Bird
   
Yes I have had the 205 70 VR 15 Blockleys on 2033 for a couple of years. They fit the original 5K rims and look period correct. So far shewing very little wear and performing brilliantly wet or dry. A tyre worth considering for Ace and G'hound on 15" wheels as well as early Cobra.
   

   
   Why not on later 289 Cobras?

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015, 21:47:00 »
Well I know how well they work on 5K rims, but maybe the 6KJ of the Mk II would be too wide? These are quite narrow tyres, as I said they do look period correct.
   
   

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2015, 22:28:45 »
What an excellent photograph!

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 02:13:03 »
quote:
Originally posted by B.P.Bird
   
Well I know how well they work on 5K rims, but maybe the 6KJ of the Mk II would be too wide? These are quite narrow tyres, as I said they do look period correct.
   
   

   Section Width   8.3" or   209mm for XWX 205/70 VR15 and 7.68" or 195mm
   for the Blockley 205/70 VR15
   Overall Diameter for XWX's is 26.5" or 669mm, for the Blockley's 26.38" or 670mm