1275 GT thread

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There is a question as to the colour of the very early wheels being a darker shade of silver grey, but most seem to be regular wheel silver in colour. Also all British supplied wheels were all over one colour, unlike the Firsat wheels fitted to Innocent cars and the Fergat wheels fitted to late Authi Mini Coopers.
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I think the centres are the same as MG Midget
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The MG Midget RoStyles - like the MGB - had the centre details picked out in black.
As Stuart says, the 1275GT 10inch wheels were silver all over ;)
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Possible misunderstanding. I am referring to the centre caps being the same as a Midget. Not the paint finish.
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Oh, fair enough. You might well be right about that :)
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rolesyboy wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:24 am Possible misunderstanding. I am referring to the centre caps being the same as a Midget. Not the paint finish.
They look the same to me


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You have to be careful with old RoStyle wheels. (The RO stood for Rubery Owen who supplied them to Ford, Vauxhall and BLMC). Iirc, the chrome wheel nuts had a different taper to regular Mini ones and so the taper in the wheels was different. Many were fitted later on using standard wheel nuts and that buggered the wheels. Refit the correct chrome nuts and they would not grip the now-misshapen wheel holes, resulting in the wheels trying to fall off.

It's 30 years since I hast had a GT though. Could be wrong.
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😂 I currently have a complete global monopoly on all the 10” Rostyles with oval stud holes as a result of the fitting of standard Mini wheel nuts.
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"😂 I currently have a complete global monopoly on all the 10” Rostyles with oval stud holes as a result of the fitting of standard Mini wheel nuts."

?Do you have a set for sale?
Don't mind the ovality🙂
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