[xk] 1998 wish list

27th December, 1997.

Can anyone help with the following items:

1998 WISH LIST - WANTED

- 1 or more Borrani wire spoke wheels 16" x 5" suit XK120-150 with the

52mm hub and Borrani spinners - any condition

- speedo to suit XK140 with 4.09 overdrive diff, Smith's part # X51691 -

in fact can anyone advise the part number on the face of the speedo on an
XK140 with overdrive should be X51691/_ _ _ _with 4
figure number below

- Nardi steering wheel to suit XK140-150

- Some secondhand interior wood capping around roof for XK140 FHC

TERRY McGRATH
TEL: 618 9279 7003
FAX: 618 9377 3939

I have a set of restored borrani’s, adaptor hubs and knockoffs that were on a
120 dhc. I am considering parting out this project at the present time. lee

LEggers111 wrote:

I have a set of restored borrani’s, adaptor hubs and knockoffs that were on a
120 dhc. I am considering parting out this project at the present time. lee

LeeIf you are indeed parting out the car or selling it please let me know the
details. I also
have a 120 DHC and am interested in parts or the whole car.

Thank You
Mike Fleming ,Wisconsin

Could someone please educate us:

What is a Borrani wheel?

regards,

Mike

Borrani made very well manufactured wire wheels in general for the Italian
real sports cars like Mazerati and Fararee. They differ from the old original
design of the Brits by a aluminum rim with a edgy rim, rather than the rolled
original rims. 'They run pretty well because the aluminum rim is trimmed on
lathes. They should be lighter in weight, but I never checked on that, so I am
not for sure on that.
The company is still in existence, but makes Fiat and other Italian made steel
wheels. They are located in a northern suburb of Milano, Italy.
I ordered 5 wheels for a XK 120 OTS many years ago, and got them made from
Borrani on special order.
The ww workshop was a tiny little attic, which looked a bit British. By the
way, the stickers which came with the Borranis said RUDGE-WHITWORTH PATENTS
and had a red hand in the center. 4 patent #s were listed under the logo.(I
still have 5 stickers, but am not sure that they still stick. Make me an
offer) Attn. The wheels were very expensive.
There was a little ww repair shop in Marina Del Ray, Ca. years ago advertising
with Borrani logo on the rh of (was it) Lincoln Blvd., the main street running
south to north through the town. That might be closer than Milano. Give it a
try.
Arno Wahl

Lee

I’d love to have a set of Borranis, what size are they? I’m based in the
UK. How much are you asking?
Rlearmonth@compuserve.com

Every Ferrari that uses wire wheels use Borrani. They are an aluminum rim
wheel with chrome spokes and center section. Very nice on the eyes, and
lighter than all steel wire wheels.

Terry,
Get in touch with Bruce at BWW in Santa Cruz, CA for the Borrani$.
Can’t help, with the 140 stuff.–
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Madness takes its toll, so have correct change ready

LEggers111 wrote:

I have a set of restored borrani’s, adaptor hubs and knockoffs that were on a
120 dhc. I am considering parting out this project at the present time. lee

I may know of someone that would be interested in these. How much are
you asking for them?

Regards,
Hal

Hal Rogers
H.D. Rogers & Sons
Import Auto Specialists
3418 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City LA 71112 USA
(318) 742-3651 phone (318) 742-5044 fax
http://www.hdrogers.com

tmcgrath@nw.com.au wrote:

                                                    27th December, 1997.

Can anyone help with the following items:

1998 WISH LIST - WANTED

    - 1 or more Borrani wire spoke wheels 16" x 5" suit XK120-150 with the

52mm hub and Borrani spinners - any condition

    - speedo to suit XK140 with 4.09 overdrive diff, Smith's part # X51691 -

in fact can anyone advise the part number on the face of the speedo on an
XK140 with overdrive should be X51691/_ _ _ _with 4
figure number below

    - Nardi steering wheel to suit XK140-150

    - Some secondhand interior wood capping around roof for XK140 FHC

TERRY McGRATH
TEL: 618 9279 7003
FAX: 618 9377 3939
Terry
My wood is out of the car at this time and I can trace the shapes if do
not find some and must have them made.
Regards
Klaus
140 FHC