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Found on Ebay Kobe Seiko Rally Wheels for sale. It appears that someone made them in magnasium like originals and now they are for sale in 14" and 15" sizes.

Great find to put your replica 240z works car or just your street car with them.

I think they look great...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DATSUN-240Z-WORKS-KOBE-SEIKO-WHEELS_W0QQitemZ280448628420QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item414c0a76c4

Filipe

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Hi

Found on Ebay Kobe Seiko Rally Wheels for sale. It appears that someone made them in magnasium like originals and now they are for sale in 14" and 15" sizes.

Great find to put your replica 240z works car or just your street car with them.

I think they look great...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DATSUN-240Z-WORKS-KOBE-SEIKO-WHEELS_W0QQitemZ280448628420QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item414c0a76c4

Filipe

Wow, but I would buy the replica made in Japan, that are made by Hayashi-Racing!

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Wow, but I would buy the replica made in Japan, that are made by Hayashi-Racing!

Aren't the Hayashi Racing-manufactured works Rallye mag replicas ( sold by Nishi san's 'Revive Jalopy' ) only made in Aluminium? And I thought they had all sold out long ago, too?

The replicas being advertised on ebay are made from Elektron magnesium ( just like the originals ) and are superbly manufactured. They have also scaled-up the design to make a 15" diameter version - which is a great help with competition tyre choice and is now FIA legal.

I have six original works Rallye mags ( one of them was used as the sample for this replica batch ) and six of the 14" replicas in magnesium. I think the replicas are a lot safer to use in anger, and also incorporate a safety bead on both the inner and outer side of the inner rim, whereas the originals only had one.

You wouldn't believe how much it costs to get wheels like these into small-run production. I don't think there's very much profit - if any at all - built into the price that is being quoted in the ebay ad.

Here's a pic of an original:

Alan T.

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I'm with Alan on this one. Tooling up for a very limited run of cast wheels is incredibly expensive, even more so for magnesium. While the end result is very expensive, they will be lucky to just break even, let alone make a small profit. Projects like this are more of a labor of love, not a money-making opportunity.

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I brought a set of 15" of these a couple of months ago, as Alan says, very well made. I just love them. Mine are currently off being painted. Pic. is a trial fit to see if the OEM wheel studs will do (no).

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Alan, are the replicas true (round, no runout)? I suppose they must be if you're racing on them. I've got an inklng to get a set of the 15" myself, as they'll fill out the wheel well a little better.

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Alan, are the replicas true (round, no runout)? I suppose they must be if you're racing on them. I've got an inklng to get a set of the 15" myself, as they'll fill out the wheel well a little better.

Tom,

They were manufactured to very high tolerances by a company that specialises in Magnesium castings for the motorsport industry here in the UK. They make stuff for Formula 1, FIA GT and Le Mans car constructors, amongst many others. They have produced many different 'historic' wheels in the past, for old racing cars that need new 'old' wheels for safety reasons.

It kind of pains me to say ( I do love 'period' motorsports parts, warts and all when applicable! ) but they are probably better than the original works items. Not surprising considering the technological advances in casting and CNC machining since 1969/70. I believe the Elektron Magnesium used is superior to that used in the originals too. Again, not surprising.

My advice is 'get 'em while they're hot'. Less than 40pcs were made in 15", and less than 50pcs were made in 14" diameter. Another batch is probably a long way off, or never going to happen at all.......

If you think it would help, please get in touch with me direct and I'll introduce you to the guys that made them.

Cheers,

Alan T.

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  • 8 months later...

Hi Alan,

Carl Seaver from Sydney, Australia. I'm building a 240Z East African rally copy and am looking for 15" wheels just like that. Can you please put me in touch with the manufacturer.

Cheers Carl

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Hi Alan,

Carl Seaver from Sydney, Australia. I'm building a 240Z East African rally copy and am looking for 15" wheels just like that. Can you please put me in touch with the manufacturer.

I'll send you a PM with the contact details, but - as far as I am aware at present - all wheels in both the 14" and 15" version are sold out.

They might make another batch, so it's worth contacting them to put your name down for a set....

Cheers,

Alan T.

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  • 4 years later...

Hi Alan,

 

I sent you a PM. I need a set of 5 in 14''x5,5j! :) Can you please help me on this?

 

I already contact them by email, but some extra help is needed! :)

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Gustavo

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