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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 10, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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What is name of these wheels?

Does anyone know what the brand name of these wheels? I know they are not Vintage 48's, but look similar except the spokes are more curved. Thanks.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 10, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I try searching the internet with not results. Thanks again.
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The name is Minilite but I can't tell you if they are real or knock-offs...

http://www.minilitewheels.com/

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MiniLites were very popular in late 60's thru mid 70's for TransAm and other SCCA sports car racing series. They were light and quite strong. My brother ran them on his SCCA 911's. You can check direct with MiniLite as they still offer some sizes. http://www.minilitewheels.us/

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MiniLites were very popular in late 60's thru mid 70's for TransAm and other SCCA sports car racing series. They were light and quite strong. My brother ran them on his SCCA 911's. You can check direct with MiniLite as they still offer some sizes. http://www.minilitewheels.us/
Back when I put wheels and tires on the ragtop they had quite production for American car sizes and bolt patterns but since then they have brought back most common patterns and sizes...

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They are minilites and mine are the real thing. I got mine from Main Street Motorsports who at least used to import them from England. They are (or at least were) also made by a company called PST in California. Those were a reproduction, but I was told they were heavier.
Mine are 15"x8" with 4-1/2" backspace on all four corners.

Minilite also makes one called a minilite sport, that looks smaller and has a flatter spoke.

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They are (or at least were) also made by a company called PST in California. Those were a reproduction, but I was told they were heavier.
PSE is owned by Phil Schmidt and he makes wheels for all the vintage racers,his wheels are spot-on reproductions and are top-quailty.
Most all the historic guys run PSE wheels.

www.psvintagewheels.com

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The first pic Robert posted is my car, which also has genuine Minilite wheels. I also got mine through Main Street Motorsports about 10 years ago. I don't think they are still importing them, but you could try Minilite directly.
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PSE is owned by Phil Schmidt and he makes wheels for all the vintage racers,his wheels are spot-on reproductions and are top-quailty.
Most all the historic guys run PSE wheels.

www.psvintagewheels.com
PSE wheels are nice, but unless they changed their design, I believe they are 2-piece welded construction with polished hoops. The real Minilites are 1-piece.
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