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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #165 on: October 19, 2014, 07:54:45 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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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #166 on: October 24, 2014, 06:01:43 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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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #167 on: October 24, 2014, 06:51:46 PM »
Which wheels are the T-70's?   
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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #168 on: October 25, 2014, 03:04:27 AM »
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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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #169 on: October 25, 2014, 04:21:10 AM »
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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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #170 on: November 11, 2014, 05:06:26 AM »
Great story and nice bit of further information, Steve. Do the other wheels have the same misspelling of Frank Bryan's last name or was it just on the one?

Hi Jon, no, the other two have the correct spelling, only that one is spelt incorrectly. Must have been a Friday afternoon special.....or maybe a Monday morning special.

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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #171 on: November 12, 2014, 01:44:58 AM »
Thanks for the clarification, Steve. Good to know they weren't all screwed up.  ;)
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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #173 on: January 22, 2015, 07:44:25 PM »
Interesting that two of the wheels have the valve stem hole in the lip and the other two have it between the spokes.
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« Reply #174 on: January 23, 2015, 04:42:17 AM »
I'm not buying his entire sales pitch....   :)
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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #176 on: May 27, 2015, 03:55:50 AM »
Wow, asking 2 grand more than the D spokes above!
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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #177 on: May 27, 2015, 04:00:39 AM »
The six spokes are restored, and modified (widened) with tires, and they are more rare.  The D spokes need restoration and *may* not be from a single set.   

That ad for the six spokes TA70's.... stated:  "...American Magnesium TA70 wheel set and correct cantilevered Blue Streak Goodyear racing slicks 25 x 9.5 and 27 x 11 with original stickers still on them. ..."

I'm curious what was meant by the term 'correct cantilevered blue streak racing slicks'....  Anyone help me out?  :)
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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #178 on: May 27, 2015, 11:43:08 PM »
Those tires fit an 8" wide wheel but had a much wider tread like 10 or 11". the sidewall of the tire was made so the tread stayed flat and was not rounded from being on such a narrow wheel.