Managed to locate BBS valves and these arrived last week, and a perfect fit to the rims. I ordered 2 sets, Stainless and Ultra Light, but decided to fit the stainless set to the first set of rims, as they just look good!

And having managed to find the valves, it was time to bite the bullet, and fit a set of tyres to the rims! I originally designed the road rim widths to take the Pirelli P-Zero Asimmetrico 225/50 ZR15 91Y for the front, and the 345/35 ZR15 95Y for the rear. As at the time I designed the rims, they were the only road legal 15" diameter tyres.

But since then Tom at Longstone Tyres informed me that Michelin have made their TB15 track tyre road legal. So now I had 2 options. Only problem, the Michelin's are 215 & 335, so a stretch for my 8.5" and 14" rims. But on discussion the max rim widths are 8.5" and 14" but will be a bit of a stretch. Also they are substantially lighter than the Pirelli's so good for unsprung, but on the negative side they will wear out much faster. But decided that I would go for these, to see how they fit, and to get the chassis the rolling. And as you can see they fit fine.

It is likely that I will have to manufacture another set of 8.5" and 14" rims and fit the Pirelli's for the IVA, but it is good to know that the Michelin TB15's will fit my rims, and I can drive to and run on the tracks and without having to change wheels.

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