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I65Stang
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posted 05-22-2005 03:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang        Reply w/Quote
What was the stock wheel and size on cars that were equiped with disc brakes? Was it a stamped steel wheel? Does the standard 14" stamped 71-73 wheel fit? Thanks all!

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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
1991 Ford Festiva, 30+ mpg, enough said
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MidLifCrisis
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posted 05-22-2005 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis        Reply w/Quote
I don't beleive you can get a 14" rim on the 71-73 discs. They used something like an 11" otor and the early models used a 10.5". (it may be 10 for early and 10.5 for late models) but I know they are larger. I used a '70 set of spindles and discs on my '67 and had to upgrade to 15" rims. The reason is that the caliper sits higher and will wedge against the rim. The wheels won't turn, or make a nasty noise trying, and no I didn't drive on mine, I found out before making a fool of myself. Charlie

PONYMAN
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posted 05-22-2005 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN        Reply w/Quote
Don'tknow ifthiswill help,but my 72 Mach 1 has disc brakes and it came stock with the 14"steelwheels,trim rings,and dog dish hubcaps, so I know a 14" wheel will fit.

I65Stang
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posted 05-22-2005 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang        Reply w/Quote
Charlie, thats exactly why I am asking . I'm putting a set of '73s on my '65 . Were the 14" rims you tried from your '67?

Ponyman, that helps a bunch! I was hoping they made a stamped steel 14" rim in the '70s for the disc brake cars as the '65 has pratically brand new 14" tires on it.

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Tim

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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
1991 Ford Festiva, 30+ mpg, enough said
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2005 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Tim, you will need '70 or newer wheels, as the wheel bearings got bigger, so the center holes of the rims need to be bigger. You can use wheels as small as 14x6 as long as the center hole is large enough.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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I65Stang
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posted 05-22-2005 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve! I've come to realize how little I know about the '71-73 Mustangs lol. I worked on my uncles '73 coupe w/ a 351C and got it up and running (and stopping lol) but didnt really take time to notice anything like rims (other than it had some pos ones on there). I almost bought that car for a race car when he sold it like 4 years ago (this was before I got the 5.0) but it needed some major work. I should have taken the brakes off it . These 11" rotors look huge!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2005 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
They work really well. You are going to notice a tremendous difference. I once had two similar Mustangs at the same time, my '72 Sprint with drum brakes and a '73 Coupe with discs. The difference was staggering.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

I65Stang
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posted 05-22-2005 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang        Reply w/Quote
Just imagine my 9" I6 drum brakes to these! I cant wait!

MidLifCrisis
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posted 05-22-2005 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by I65Stang:
Charlie, thats exactly why I am asking . I'm putting a set of '73s on my '65 . Were the 14" rims you tried from your '67?

Yes, they were the stock '67 steel rims that had come on the car.

I65Stang
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posted 05-23-2005 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang        Reply w/Quote
Ah ok, that explains why they didnt fit from what I have read .

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