Morris Minor Wheel & Tyre
Morris Minor Wheels
Original Morris Minor Wheel fitted with a 145HR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO and a Michelin inner tube.
Fitted and balanced by people who understand classic cars. This wheel and tyre is suited to Morris Minor, Morris 1000, Morris Traveller, Morris Minor 8cwt Van and pick up. It can also be fitted to the Woleseley 1500.
The Morris Minor van and pick up came fitted with 4/5”X14” wheels pained old English White. These original wheels came fitted with The 5.20-14 Dunlop D75, which sadly is no longer produced by Dunlop. These original thin Morris Minor van wheels do not have a built safety bead so they do not need to be fitted with an inner tube.
Which tyres would you like on your Morris Minor wheels?
There is a reason the one on the left is next to the wheelie bin.
Morris Minor tyres
British classic cars of the 1940s, 50s and 1960s like the Morris Minor came fitted with crossply tyres. Today with all the modern dual carriageways and motorways, the tendency to fit a radial tyre to your classic gives them better directional stability and helps them cope with modern traffic better. The radial equivalent to a 520-14 crossply tyre is 145R14. 155R14 is too wide and is the equivalent of a 560-14. There is no benefit to adding extra load to the steering of the Minor that the 155R14 tyre will add. This picture below demonstrates the overly wide tread of a modern 155R14 tyre and there is very little if any benefit in height.
Morris Minor Tyre Comparison
Pirelli have within their range of classic tyres the perfect Morris Minor tyre, the 145HR14 Pirelli Cinturato. Developed in 1952 the Pirelli Cinturato became the tyre of choice through out the ‘60s and 1970s. Fitting any 145R14 will not make your steering overly heavy as would a keep you gearing and speedo correct. Fitting the Pirelli Cinturato 145R14 will also give you a period look but more importantly it is tall for a 145R14 keeping the wheel arches full, It has a classic tyre carcass design, so your MM will handle at its best. Designed to suit your chassis compared to a modern tyre which is designed to complement modern chassis design. A large advantage with the Cinturato on a Mogey Minor is that the tyre is developed with thin wheels in mind.
Morris Minor Inner Tubes
In our experience dealing with classic car wheels and tyres we consider Michelin inner tubes to be the best. The Standard Morris 1000 and Morris Traveller wheels are 3” pressed steel wheels were developed before the introduction of tubeless tyre and wheel combination, and because the rim is too thin to fit a safety bead, the standard 3” Morris Traveller and 1000 wheels should be fitted with an inner tube. If you are going to use a standard Morris 1000 thin wheel we recommend fitting Michelin 14CG inner tubes.
However this wheel and tyre special offer we have here is using the wider 4.5” wide Morris 1000 Van and Pick up wheels which are fitted wit a safety bead, these more advanced wheels are ideally suited to fitting tubeless. Worth noting that the 145HR14 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 can be fitted either with or without an inner tube.
The Morris Minor wheel and tyre combination here comes fitted and balanced by Longstone Classic Tyres, with our classic valve caps, with built in valve spanner. Worth noting that he balancing service we offer is done by people who have an understanding of classic cars. But worth noting these do not need much balancing, because it is a new wheel with a Pirelli tyre on it.
The standard Morris Minor wheels were the 3DX14. A 3D wheel are not suited to tyres bigger than 145R14 tyre. We offer an original Morris Minor van Wheel fitted with a 145R14 Pirelli Cinturato, the perfect classic tyre for any Morris Minor. The van wheel is slightly wider and allows us to fit the tyres tubeless.
Yes. The standard Morris Minor wheels do not have the safety rib of a tubeless wheel. The thin standard MM wheel is also not suited to a tyre wider than 145R14. However the Van and Pick up Morris 1000 wheels are 4.5” wide and the modern reproduction wheels are fitted with a safety rib and can be used tubeless. Beware of budget inner tubes. There is a big difference between a quality tyre fitted with a proper Michelin inner tube and fitted and balanced by people that understand classic cars.
Not on the standard original wheels. The minimum recommended rim size for a 155R14 tyre is 4” wide. The original Morris Minor wheels were 3D-14”, and suited to 520-14 crossply tyres or 145R14 tyres. In that the 145R14 Pirelli is a genuine period tyre it is built with fitment to thin rims such as the original Morris 100 wheels in mind. The wheel we offer in this wheel and tyre set up is a 4.5” wheel that would allow the fitment of a 155R14 tyre. However a Morris Minor 1000, Traveler, Van or Pick up are better suited to a 145 tyre than a 155. A 155 section is too wide.
The Overall Diameter of the 145HR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ Tyre is 590 mm and the width is 145 mm. For more information on the 145 HR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ please see below or call +44 (0) 1302 711 123.
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|RIM DIAMETER||14" / 355 mm|
|ACTUAL WIDTH||151 mm / 5.94"|
|OVERALL DIAMETER INFLATED||591 mm / 23.26"|
|WEIGHT OF TYRE||8 kg|
|LOAD INDEX||84 = 500 kgs|
|SPEED RATING||H = 130 mph / 210 km/h|
|RECOMMENDED TUBES||Michelin 14CG|
|TUBE OR TUBELESS||TL (Tubeless)|
|RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH||4.0" 4.5" 5.5"|
|WHITEWALL||Can be applied please call +44 (0) 1302 711123 for your requirements|
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|PRODUCT TYPE||Single Tyre|