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 Post subject: Tyres - Blockley
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Has anyone heard that Blockleys are to produce a 10" tyre for the mini which if as made in Jaguar classic size will have quite a retro tread on better rubber - but interested also on Dunlop R7 but the 165 section would be too wide for the S 3.5" rims...

Two different questions here!


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres - Blockley
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:02 pm 
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There were a couple of posts on them:-
Blockley 145 R 10 tyres
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22545&p=191657

Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15108


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres - Blockley
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Email update below received by a member of TMF from Blockley this morning:-

"Thanks for your email. Making the 145R10 Mini tyre has taken so much longer than I had ever
anticipated! But we are almost there.

The prototypes have been produced and tested, and we will have our
paperwork for DoT (for USA) and E marking (for Europe) very shortly. By
the time this is done and we book a production slot and so on, we should
have the tyres available for sale later this year. The tread pattern is
like most of the Blockley radials which is based on a early Dunlop tread
pattern that Goodyear did their version of shortly afterwards - so the
Minis will look fantastic on them! I am also making a good quality
thicker Blockley Butyl inner tube as most of the Mini wheels I have seen
are not the tubeless type (ie with the safety ridge inside), so should
be fitted with tubes, although I'm sure many don't.

I attach the 2018 Blockley brochure showing the tyres tubes and rim
bands that we currently produce. We guarantee that if any of the
Blockley radial tyres are not the best that a customer has ever driven
on, then we will offer a refund. If we are not making the best tyres /
tubes then there is no point in making them. The 145R10 tyre has twin
steel belting in the carcass construction.

We do not sell via the well known "Classic" tyre wholesalers such as
Vintage Tyre supplies at Beaulieu, or Longstone, because they need too a
big margin, and push the sales of whatever they make the most margin on
- so by selling direct we are able to sell the best product at a
realistic price that is inevitably lower than anything else. In this way
we have managed to have never increased a tyre price since we started
some 20 years ago! But then the reasons for starting Blockley is very
different from why others do this.

Best Wishes,
Julian.

PS I'll keep you updated when the tyres are close to availability."

http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/to ... ?p=3564411


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:52 pm 
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They're in the next village so I'll pop in now and again to check on progress!


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres - Blockley
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:36 am 
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Really good news!


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres - Blockley
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:39 am 
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We’ve used blockley tyres before on other cars they look the part but are extremely heavy. Hopefully I’m wrong with the mini application but they won’t be my first choice.
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