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« Reply #150 on: March 24, 2014, 10:10:24 PM »

15X7, 15X8.5, 15X10 and I think 15X12 but not sure on that. I had the front 15x7 widened to 15x8. The back ones are 15x8.5. The 10&12 are deeeep dish.
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« Reply #151 on: March 24, 2014, 10:26:57 PM »


Thanks! Look pretty good.
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« Reply #152 on: March 24, 2014, 10:31:07 PM »

so even though it says 15 x 8 it is probably 15 x 8.5? I wasn't sure if they made different sizes for the magnesium wheels
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« Reply #153 on: March 24, 2014, 10:41:31 PM »

They did make the magnesium ones in a 15 x 8 size because that was specified by the SCCA as the max legal size, although we know they made cheater sizes (slightly larger). They did not make 15 x 8 200-S Americans in aluminum.
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« Reply #154 on: March 24, 2014, 10:46:16 PM »

I did have a set of 15x8 magnesium wheels. They had a 5x5 bolt pattern for the Lincoln brakes that Ford ran on the front. The rears had the normal 5x4.5 Ford pattern.
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« Reply #155 on: March 24, 2014, 10:48:49 PM »

The aluminum ones are actually 15x6 3/4 not a full 15x7.
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« Reply #156 on: April 07, 2014, 04:56:01 PM »

Happened to see an earlier question on the vinyl roof on a Penske Camaro... Petty did it first on a Nascar Plymouth, probably to cover a little aero mod to the windshield and front edge of the roofline.
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« Reply #157 on: September 29, 2014, 07:06:26 PM »

I wasn't sure about posting these pics on this superb thread, as they relate to a Mustang. But I hope you guys get some enjoyment out of them anyway. And Jon, please delete if you feel this is not on topic.

A few months ago I visited a guy here in New Zealand called Nigel MacDonald and snapped these pics. He owns a hoard of '67 Mustangs, including a GTA convertible, a pair of Shelby GT350s, a GT500 barn find, a 390 GT, and a fastback race car which he runs with Historic Muscle Cars. But a few years ago he also bought an old '67 Shelby notchback race car, which had been owned by David Bowden in Australia for about ten years. David bought several old competition Mustangs out of NZ all around the same time. This is the only one to have returned.

Anyway, the car is one of the 26 A/Sedan race cars built by Shelby in 1967. It was bought new by a Kiwi racer called Frank Bryan, who did one or two events in the US before he shipped it back to NZ and raced it for a season, before it was sold to another racer called Red Dawson. The car was originally white, but Red painted it metallic blue, and went on to win the 1970 NZ Saloon Car Championship in it, as joint-champion with Rod Coppins in a Camaro.



Nigel is in the process of having the Mustang repainted in Dawsons colors; it was white when the Bowdens owned it. But of interest to this thread is an original magnesium American Racing wheel Nigel has managed to reunite with the Mustang, after he discovered the wheel here in New Zealand. It had been in a guys garage for years.



Note in the centre of the wheel is the indent referring to the Frank Bryan Racing Team. But note also his last name has been mis-spelt: "Frank Byran". I assume these must have been spare wheels ordered by Bryan from American Racing, rather than wheels ordered by Shelby for Bryan's car?

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« Reply #158 on: September 29, 2014, 08:01:24 PM »

No worries at all, Steve. This is the perfect place for your post. Great story about the car and the current owner being able to locate one of the original magnesium wheels. I wonder if any more of them are still lurking out there in someone's garage.
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