Fred, ping me offline if you're around the city, and we can have lunch. Have you ever raced Bill Russell School of Racing? If so, I think I know you.
Miura Wheels - largely unobtanium in the States, but your quoted prices are higher than Eurospares, I think. check out http://www.eurospares.co.uk for a price comparison. It would be interesting to know if the quality was better/worse than my originals.
>>It would be interesting to know if the quality was better/worse than my originals.<<
With modern metalurgy & casting process's I'd venture that these new wheels are quite a bit better than the originals. We've come a long way in the last 30 yrs.
It's sad that at the asking prices the wheels are not complete and assembled. A large amount of work & expense is left assembling and balancing/trueing the wheels before they would be satisfactory for high speeds.
Hi, I bought 4 x 7 inch centre splines and wheels from Eurospares and they are beautiful. I could not get the same finish on restoring my original magnesium wheels on my Jarama. They add up a bit if you have to do centres, wheels and splines - but the quality is super. Happy to send photos if you want. Also - bought a set of Miura 3 eared spinners from Maseratisource.com. In true style to the original - they were rough cast. I had them ceramic coated in silver (hard and heat resistant) and they look bl**dy perfect. Again, happy to show photos if anyone is interested....
please find attached some more photos of my "work in progress" Jarama but also of the new wheels I have for her. As you will see ( i hope) the quality of the eurospares alloy wheel is first class. The machining of the centres is excellent. I have also attached a photo of the ceramic coated spinner - in the mat silver finish (as it comes from Maseratisource) looks a bit sad/lacking when placed next to a fresh new alloy.