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« Reply #165 on: October 19, 2014, 02:54:45 PM »

Well in some of his older auctions he had a trailer full of vintage wheels. I talked to him on the phone and he is pretty knowledgable, but yes he does ask a lot on ebay. Outside of ebay he will come down a little.

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« Reply #166 on: October 24, 2014, 01:01:43 PM »

In the early 70's [71-73] I worked at Murray Auto Supply in Miami while I was in school at Univ of Miami. I purchased the ex-Vince Gimondo Trans Am Camaro at that time ...directly from Vince. Later in 1971 I was given a set of ARE T-70 15x8" wheels directly from American Racing. After 2 qualifying sessions at the SCCA Paul Whiteman National Race the centers had 3 cracked spokes....we never used that set of wheels again. Once again, they were FREE but we sold them right way [conveniently] and bought a second set from Vince/Hank Thorp.. I witnessed many sets of T-70s have problems will I was in TA and IMSA competition.

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« Reply #167 on: October 24, 2014, 01:51:46 PM »

Which wheels are the T-70's?   

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« Reply #168 on: October 24, 2014, 10:04:27 PM »

The T70s are similar to the '60s straight spoke Americans but with the smaller '70s style center cap, as shown on the left in the photo below.
I can't recall seeing T70s being run on a Trans-Am car. Jerry, are you meaning to say you ran the 200-S style of wheel?

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« Reply #169 on: October 24, 2014, 11:21:10 PM »

Jerry, are these the type you are referring to?

Hopefully I've successfully posted images of the front and back of the TA70 six spokes AR wheels below...

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