The perfect 145 R 14 tyre built with a steel belted high quality construction carcass, having a good looking period authentic tread pattern, which has been made using new moulds and tooling to the usual Blockley high standards. The 145R14 tyre size can also be called a 145/80R14 tyre, because this size is a full size "80 profile" diameter tyre. These tyres will be the best you will have ever driven on, guaranteed (see below), and a popular fitment for the Morris Minor, Lancia Flavia, Riley 1.5 or anything else requiring the 145R14 tyre size.
A set of four of the best tyres you can buy, for £248 plus vat - that's under £300, inclusive of vat!
|Rim width (min)||3"|
|Rim width (max)||4.5"|
|Rim width (recommended)||4"|
|Load index||82 (475kg.)|
|Speed rating||T ( 118mph / 190 kmh )|
The 145R14 tyre is the radial equivalent of the 5.00x14 and 5.20x14 cross ply tyre size, while it is only the Blockley 145R14 tyre is the closest in diameter you can get to the original cross ply 5.20x14 tyre diameter. These Blockley tyres were also built so they correctly fit the original wheels of the Morris Minor which are a 3Jx14 (3" rim width) while this tyre can also be used on wider rims up to 4.5" . For interest, any tyre size larger than a 145R14 (such as a 155 or 165) is not recommended for the original Minor narrow 3" rim width.
Morris Minors that were produced with a 5.20x14 tyre size tend to be fitted today with the radial equivalent 145R14 tyre size. This means cars such as the Morris Minors and many other cars end up with a smaller diameter tyre than they would originally have had, which affects the gearing and speedometer reading, not to mention the look of the car. So to remedy this Blockley have produced this best handling tyre (the Blockley is a steel belted tyre unlike tyres such as the Camac brand) which is on the absolute maximum diameter tolerance, making this Blockley THE most correct equivalent tyre you can buy today. Have a look at the photos below and note how nicely the wheel arches are filled. Since this became known, our Blockley diameter 597mm (the maximum allowed for a 145R14) is now quoted on other tyres listed for sale, where they assume people will not check!
As with all Blockley radial tyres, we say drive normally for 30 miles or so, then use them for 1,000 miles or so and if they are not the best tyres you've driven on we will have them back for a refund! You will be pleasantly surprised, and the cars fitted with them will look so much better with the period correct tread pattern.
Note that in period a full
diameter (also called 80 profile) tyre did not have the "/80" listed in
the tyre size, because all radial tyres were full diameter "80 profile"! It was only
later as lower profile tyres started to become common that
many full size tyres started to have the /80 profile added on the sidewall. So
145R14 would also be referred to as 145/80R14, which both mean the same
thing. Our Blockley tyres are marked just 145R14 on the sidewall because this
is the authentic
numbering as it would have been originally, on what is now a "Classic"
car. In period, this 145R14 tyre was also referred to as 145-355 (a metric description).
The Blockley 145R14 tyres are E Marked and DOT marked (for use in the USA).
These Blockley 145R14 tyres are tubeless type and can be used without inner tubes, but if being fitted to non tubeless type wheels we also produce the thicker Blockley brand 145-14 tube to suit, not only heavier duty but also made from the best inner tube material, butyl - a tube the likes of which you will not come across anywhere else! And finally, when fitting, note that every single one of our Blockley tyres has been inspected for balance and concentricity, and there is a small painted on yellow circle on the sidewall - if your fitter aligns this with the valve stem, this is the optimum position to fit the tyre. No other Classic car tyre has this feature . . .
And finally note that for those wanting these tyres with a white sidewall, these can be sent off to "Mr. Whitewalls" who can do this at a nominal cost
A common fitment on:
DAF44 DAF 55
Peugeot 304 , Peugeot 305
Lancia Flavia Coupe, Flavia Rally and Flavia Sprint
Morris Minor 1000,
Many BMC products of the time