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« Reply #135 on: January 27, 2014, 04:05:47 PM »

I had 15"x7" American Torq-Thrust wheels on my street car with E and G Goodyears. I think "American" still makes  some of the best looking wheels today. Rich simplicity.

 
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« Reply #136 on: January 28, 2014, 12:13:46 AM »

I had 15"x7" American Torq-Thrust wheels on my street car with E and G Goodyears. I think "American" still makes  some of the best looking wheels today. Rich simplicity.

Ken, I generally agree with you on that. I think the original Americans are better looking but the new ones are still a classic design. The shape and color of the spokes plus their texture is slightly off on the new ones. That's why I prefer the old ones.
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« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2014, 12:23:25 AM »

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

Gary, thanks for the offer but I think I will pass. I'm not going to collect the original magnesium wheels even though they are very cool pieces. Maybe someone else here is interested?
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« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2014, 07:53:33 PM »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1969-Magnesium-american-racing-wheels-set-of-4/331157801430?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20263%26meid%3D5653191681656869871%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D9059%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D281291429857
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« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2014, 11:19:40 PM »

Did anyone see anything on 'size' of those wheels on ebay??
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« Reply #140 on: March 22, 2014, 12:08:51 AM »

Gary, it says they are 15 x 8 in Chevy bolt pattern. Those are some good looking wheels.
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« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2014, 09:25:09 AM »

               If my memory served me correctly the Mustangs were running America Mags in 69 and that probably ended up costing Ford the championship when George Follmer broke a wheel  and hit the wall in at the final race at Riverside. We were working with Ford in that race and I can still remember Fumbler (as Penske used to call him) came storming back to the pits and reamed out the Ford brass for making him use those #### wheels

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« Reply #142 on: March 22, 2014, 10:19:38 PM »

Al, the championship was already won for Penske/Donohue in '69 before they ran the last race at Riverside but you are right that the American 200-S mags were prone to breaking. American replaced those with a six spoke design the next year but they never caught on and the majority seemed to go with the Minilites.
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« Reply #143 on: March 23, 2014, 07:06:57 PM »

Those are some good looking wheels.
Yes, I have to agree!  Do these wheels have any clearance issues with disc brakes, especially the Corvette brakes on a 1st generation?
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« Reply #144 on: March 23, 2014, 09:07:56 PM »

Here are some pictures of the 200s wheels I restored for my street T/A Mustang.


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« Reply #145 on: March 23, 2014, 09:10:24 PM »

WOW RWHP!!  you made those wheels look better than new...   How about a send you a few sets??  Smiley
and yes, they do fit over Corvette disk brakes..  Smiley 

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« Reply #146 on: March 23, 2014, 09:46:14 PM »

I sent them to this place and had the lips CNC machined after I glass beaded them. Used Eastwood wheel paint for the center.

http://www.wheelcollision.com/

And NO the hot chick does not polish your nuts while they polish your wheels so don't ask.
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« Reply #147 on: March 24, 2014, 08:36:26 AM »

The 200-S wheels look great on your Mustang. What's the Eastwood paint color on the spokes? It looks like it is something other than black (possibly).

It looks like wheelcollision.com is in Pennsylvania. For people on the West Coast who would rather not send their wheels so far
I have used Paradise Wheels, 1413 Linda Vista Drive, Suite D, San Marcos, CA 92078. The phone number is (760) 744-2400.
This business is owned by Craig Conley from the Historic Trans-Am group. He can also CNC machine the lips so they look like new.
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« Reply #148 on: March 24, 2014, 06:37:09 PM »

This is the paint I used.  http://www.eastwood.com/charcoal-gray-wheel-paint-set.html
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« Reply #149 on: March 24, 2014, 09:30:46 PM »

I am planning on running those wheels on my 55 bel air. I thought they only came 15 x 7 , and 15 x 8.5 though. the 8.5 is a bit to much unfortunately. Anybody else aware of the sizes?
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