Hi All,

Haven't posted on here for a while, sorry, have missed 1 update but a broken computer hasn't helped.

Things have progressed at quite a rate and we are now only about 2 weeks away from the first wheels to be cast which will be the 8's....the order books will be opening soon.

Anyway here are the latest updates Smiler

PAG 1580 bottom core

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Wheels are now going for heat treatment then will be back for machining and powder coating to customers requirements (all of which I'll post up).

7's and 9's will follow in the next couple of weeks.

There will be an initial run of just 60 units of each width, 7, 8 & 9 x 15, so if anyone is interested go to www.group4wheels.com , have a look around and go to ordering. This way I can get back to you with an all inclusive price including shipping.

Any other queries: info@group4wheels.com


Regards

Jonathan
Just FWIW, I pulled up detail photos of the wheels on the Ghia Sport 5000 (which was built from the original Shelby/De Tomaso 70P, and whose chassis and suspension were used for the Mangusta). The wheels it wears measure 8 1/2 x 15 front and 11 x 15 rear...I was surprised as I always thought they were 8 x 15 and 10 x 15, but the markings are quite clearly stamped. I never realized that any Campagnolo wheels were cast in half-inch increments either.
That is weird. Odd sizing to be sure. The rear wheels on the spyder were marked 10x15 so they may have been, as Steve Wilkinson suggested, one of a set of 4 pairs made. The fronts are 7x15.

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225-70 radial tires on a 10" wheel? Can you say "stretched casing?" There's usually only about 8-1/2" of actual tread on that size tire....
Yeah, they aren't going to win the "Contact Patch of the Year" award but they are (IIRC) the widest size you could get in XWXs. At least it's a period-correct tire not a BFG or Cooper or something.

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Fantastic work!!!

I just wanted to note, that on my car, I have one later rim, replaced due to an accident, that appears to have been cast in a metal mold vs a wooden version. It still had the DeT part number on it in grease pencil when we took the tire off! Production rims did not...

The corners are very crisp on the spokes where the production rims are very much rounded off! There is also a CAMPAGNOLO logo in positive relief on one spoke as well as a part number I believe.

Some of you guys with later cars may want to check this out more closely!

I'll try and remember to get a picture of this later. Am doing the engine-dectomy thing again....ugh!

Steve
Years ago, Gary Hall told me that Campagnolo's tooling would wear out over the course of a production run. When they went to do another run, they would first re-finish the tooling. According to Gary, sometimes they would get carried away and make the tooling too "sharp"; the result being, two wheels made by the same tooling could look significantly different, depending upon when they were cast. We were discussing Pantera wheels but I'm sure the same holds true for Mangusta wheels.
After a few delays the full set of 7, 8 and 9 x 15" PAG series are now cast and ready for machining and painting to customers requirements.

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Would you mind posting some photos of your wheels with the emblem installed. Do this after all your drilling is done so that we see the wheel 100% finalized.

Thank you
Hi All,

At long last we should soon have some finished wheels! Couple of pics with some 9" that are half machined.


Regards

Jonathan

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Originally posted by Italian STALLION:
When will the finished wheel be on the market?


Hi Italian STALLION,

The above picture is how all wheels are "finished" prior to orders being taken. We then drill the PCD, machine the ET and paint the wheels to the customers requirements.

FIRST MANGUSTA CUSTOMER TO ORDER A SET GETS FREE DELIVERY!


Regards

Jonathan
Hi,
You have said in the past that the orginal center caps will fit, is that correct? The orginal center caps are held in with a thin wire retainer, will yours be the same? What size in widths are you going to offer? The final question, what will be the price for a set of 4 with your free freight offer?
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Originally posted by Italian STALLION:
Hi,
You have said in the past that the orginal center caps will fit, is that correct? The orginal center caps are held in with a thin wire retainer, will yours be the same? What size in widths are you going to offer? The final question, what will be the price for a set of 4 with your free freight offer?


Hi Italian STALLION,

Can you forward some pictures of the wheel with the badge out (close up) and one of the badge?

Sizes available are 7, 8 & 9" x 15.

2 x 8's & 2 x 9's in silver would be £1050.


Regards

Jonathan
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Originally posted by Italian STALLION:
I have the wheels out getting painted now, so I will have to wait until they are done. What is the cost in American dollars for the set?


No problem. Wheels are paid for in £ sterling, would require you going to your bank and making an international transfer (5-10 minutes).


Regards

Jonathan

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