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Bluebird has gone from 165/65 R14 to 185/70 R14, which is the optional size fitted to alloys. I'm obviously still on steelies, but the diameter of these is pretty much the same as the 165 R14s it should have worn - those would have had an 80 profile. Tyres are from Blockley Tyres, who normally make stuff for vintage Rolls-Royces and Jaguars, but are increasingly creating sizes now more difficult to get hold of. Like tyres with actual chunky profiles, and stuff for 12" wheels. Not cheap, so I look forward to seeing how they turn out. Should certainly be better than the RADAR things it was wearing.
It is also on Evans Waterless Coolant now, a free trial due to the day job. There are some very strong views about this stuff (a search on YouTube can be fun), but I'm not saying anything until I've tested it. So far, heater output is even more feeble and the temperature gauge is where it always was, but I've only driven four miles so far. Some big miles ahead of this car in September, so we'll see how it and the tyres perform.