wow that was heavy going but got there in the end i am going to settle on 165/65*13 thanks again
well put paul thanks for thatNoel, I know exactly what you mean about increasing the width of the tyres, but I think Ev just wanted to make a small adjustment to bring his car up to date - he's not talking about slamming the car on a set of 19" rims.
Another way to look at it would be, that I'm sure the car's suspension was originally designed to run on crossplies - should Ev seek these out also?
The principle of increasing the width of tyre fitted was developed by Pirelli in the seventies and called the 'Plus One' option - this became more popular as low-profile tyres became available. So in a way, Ev is following a trend which has its roots from a time when his car was current.
Hope my comments don't cause offence - it is light-hearted discussion after all.