Sold the wheels and tyres off the Escort project last week which is a bit of a set back, really liked them and they suited the car but no matter what i tried i could'nt get them to work, before i hear anyone say What ? all they have to do is turn
, the problem was backspace or ET, they had an ET of -12mm which is normal for a 9" wide rim but the wheels wouldnt fill the rear arches, even with the full width Capri axle and 1" spacers (not keen on using spacers either), also more of a problem was the fronts fouled the suspension before steering was at full lock.
They would have worked on any other RWD Ford but this car is so far off the beaten track (and so wide), some bits work some dont, so i've gone for Weller steel wheels in 10x13 ET-32 rear and 8x13 ET-10 front, will use wide and narrow tyres to suit so wheels wil be staggered sizes, this suits the car better as the body is wider at the rear, may still need spacers but hopefully not as wide.
http://www.polleymotorsport.co.uk/polle ... l%20Wheels
Only trouble is the only road legal tyre i can find to fit a 10x13 rim is a 245/50/13 Avon at £180 each
, wide tarmac rally intermediates are an option though, but not strictly road legal (only legal for road use between rally stages)