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« Reply #120 on: July 24, 2012, 07:39:40 AM »

American Racing wheels catalog for magnesium wheels, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.























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« Reply #121 on: July 24, 2012, 01:14:14 PM »

Robert,

Thanks for sharing that with Jon for us!
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« Reply #122 on: April 12, 2013, 12:00:41 AM »

Looks like somebody has some real 15x7 and 15x8 magnesium Americans they would like to sell...

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/525003/Old_Magnesium_Wheels#Post525003
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« Reply #123 on: May 20, 2013, 12:26:51 PM »

I know I'm new and don't know much, and it is possible you fellas have no interest in wheels used in the late 70's or 80's, but I had a question and thought someone here ought to know.

I really find these wheels interesting but can't figure out what they are. From this page: http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1980/Trois-Rivieres-1980-08-24t-010.jpg



I was wondering who made them?
What are they?
What's their composition?
Would they be safe to use on the street and/or track now?

Thank you very much
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« Reply #124 on: May 20, 2013, 03:05:36 PM »

Jongbloed Racing Wheels.
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« Reply #125 on: May 20, 2013, 03:56:09 PM »

Thank you so much, that's definitely them. Surprised at how hard it is to find them see how many cars used them from vintage racing photos.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #126 on: May 20, 2013, 04:45:38 PM »

I think the best looking wheel of the late 70's early 80's era.
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« Reply #127 on: May 21, 2013, 12:12:34 AM »

This website I am citing is great for some really awesome photos(second to this site, of course!)

Here's another quick great shot of these wheels on what I consider a late model: http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1982/Portland-1982-06-13-080a.jpg

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« Reply #128 on: June 04, 2013, 12:09:15 AM »

Minilite wheel ad from 1970, as seen in Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #129 on: January 27, 2014, 11:53:30 AM »

I managed to save one of the 200-S wheels off of Craig Fishers car. John Todds kept the cracked wheels because they just look so good. Minilite wheels are stronger than 200-S but not as attractive in my opinion.

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« Reply #130 on: January 27, 2014, 12:08:21 PM »

I managed to save one of the 200-S wheels off of Craig Fishers car. John Todds kept the cracked wheels because they just look so good. Minilite wheels are stronger than 200-S but not as attractive in my opinion.
Ken

I've always loved the Minilite look.. perhaps because 'nothing says TransAm' like Minilite..  Smiley
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« Reply #131 on: January 27, 2014, 12:39:43 PM »

How about if I were to say I think Minilite is "2nd best" looking TransAm wheel?
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« Reply #132 on: January 27, 2014, 01:22:01 PM »

How about if I were to say I think Minilite is "2nd best" looking TransAm wheel?
I suppose that's a personal opinion thing.. Smiley
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« Reply #133 on: January 27, 2014, 02:18:45 PM »

Minilite's only #3 to me after the American 5-spoke "D" and the 200-S.
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« Reply #134 on: January 27, 2014, 02:44:41 PM »

Minilite's only #3 to me after the American 5-spoke "D" and the 200-S.

John,

I still have a set of the original magnesium 15x8 5-spoke 'D' American Racing wheels (one has a crack in one spoke) that I'd trade for an equivalent set of Minilites..  if you come across a set and would like?  Smiley
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69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
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