What wheels are you running on your Mach 1?
#11
Hey JTS...I do remember when they used letters for tire sizes!  Also I like those slotted rims too. They are a good choice for that year Mustang as well.  Not to insult anyone but I am not a fan of those 17 or 18 inch wheels on that 67 coupe in Eric's picture.  I don't get that look. Huh but then again my wife does not understand the look I am trying to achieve with the Fairlane wheels.
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#12
(06-11-2018, 06:10 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: I was going to ask if that was your car - I've had that picture on my hard drive for many years now.  LOL!

Their isn't anything wrong with a nice set of slotted mags, either.  I'd considered those as well, since my pal Jim had a set on his '75 CJ-5 (came from the factory as part of the Levi's Edition Renegade package), and they look sharp.

I had also briefly considered the American Racing 'Daisies' when I gave up on the Torque Thrust IIs.  This one just spoke to me for some reason:



OK, so maybe it kicked in the door and started screaming.  I love this look, though.

Yeah Eric, I agree on the Daisy's as they were called. The official name as I remember was American Racing 200S, they were gray centered as pictured, as well as full chrome. My buddy had a set, on a 86 Chevy Silverado. Lowered and Black, with Chrome Daisy's. Back in the day it was a cool ride. And I can see why you liked them on the Mach1. Not to take away from your Beautiful Mach1, but I always thought "Cragars" looked best, on a Chevelle. Just my thoughts. 

JTS
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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#13
(06-11-2018, 06:52 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: Hey JTS...I do remember when they used letters for tire sizes!  Also I like those slotted rims too. They are a good choice for that year Mustang as well.  Not to insult anyone but I am not a fan of those 17 or 18 inch wheels on that 67 coupe in Eric's picture.  I don't get that look. Huh but then again my wife does not understand the look I am trying to achieve with the Fairlane wheels.

Yeah Mike, I also do not like the 17" and 18" wheels, they keep trying to use on our older Muscle cars. They just don't fit right. Our cars looked the best, when the wheels were deep dished. All the newer wheels have the positive offset, or flat faced look, and almost no dish at all. Just doesn't work for me. 

JTS
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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#14
(06-11-2018, 07:32 AM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote:
(06-11-2018, 06:10 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: I was going to ask if that was your car - I've had that picture on my hard drive for many years now.  LOL!

Their isn't anything wrong with a nice set of slotted mags, either.  I'd considered those as well, since my pal Jim had a set on his '75 CJ-5 (came from the factory as part of the Levi's Edition Renegade package), and they look sharp.

I had also briefly considered the American Racing 'Daisies' when I gave up on the Torque Thrust IIs.  This one just spoke to me for some reason:



OK, so maybe it kicked in the door and started screaming.  I love this look, though.

Yeah Eric, I agree on the Daisy's as they were called. The official name as I remember was American Racing 200S, they were gray centered as pictured, as well as full chrome. My buddy had a set, on a 86 Chevy Silverado. Lowered and Black, with Chrome Daisy's. Back in the day it was a cool ride. And I can see why you liked them on the Mach1. Not to take away from your Beautiful Mach1, but I always thought "Cragars" looked best, on a Chevelle. Just my thoughts. 

JTS

Thanks!  I'm happy with 'em on mine, but I always wind up playing that game, "Oh man, I think (insert rim style here) would've looked cool, too."  I dread the day when they quit making 15" tires because I agree with Mike's sentiment of 17s & 18s (or bigger) just not looking quite right on classic muscle cars.  I've seen a few with 17's thinking they looked pretty cool [on someone else's car], but I guess I'm just old school at heart.
Eric

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#15
I'm a 1969 and 1970 Mach 1 fan and tend to like the stock Chrome Styled Steel wheels or Magnum 500's on the 69 Mach 1's.  But, don't like the heavy weight of a steel wheel.

For those looking at getting new wheels, take a look at what Legendary Wheel offers before making a decision.  It's a Scott Drake company.  They offer billet aluminum versions of the many OEM Mustang wheels including Magnum 500's and the Styled Steel wheels.
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(06-11-2018, 07:41 AM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote:
(06-11-2018, 06:52 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: Hey JTS...I do remember when they used letters for tire sizes!  Also I like those slotted rims too. They are a good choice for that year Mustang as well.  Not to insult anyone but I am not a fan of those 17 or 18 inch wheels on that 67 coupe in Eric's picture.  I don't get that look. Huh but then again my wife does not understand the look I am trying to achieve with the Fairlane wheels.

Yeah Mike, I also do not like the 17" and 18" wheels, they keep trying to use on our older Muscle cars. They just don't fit right. Our cars looked the best, when the wheels were deep dished. All the newer wheels have the positive offset, or flat faced look, and almost no dish at all. Just doesn't work for me. 

JTS


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(06-11-2018, 09:35 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I'm a 1969 and 1970 Mach 1 fan and tend to like the stock Chrome Styled Steel wheels or Magnum 500's on the 69 Mach 1's.  But, don't like the heavy weight of a steel wheel.

For those looking at getting new wheels, take a look at what Legendary Wheel offers before making a decision.  It's a Scott Drake company.  They offer billet aluminum versions of the many OEM Mustang wheels including Magnum 500's and the Styled Steel wheels.

Hey Mike,

I like those Magnum 500 knock-offs that Legendary Wheels offers.  It hard to believe they are about $ 50 cheaper than the steel Magnum 500 wheels.  The steel tariffs are probably driving up the prices, who knows. I don't remember paying $200 a wheel for my Magnums.
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#18
Mike,

Legendary wheels are imported.  I prefer U.S. made, but I haven't read anything negative about them.  They have a Magnum 500 with a charcoal grey center instead of black that I really like.  Also, very nice billet aluminum versions of the styled steel wheels.  CJ pony parts seems to have the complete line of Legendary wheels.

Since my tires are 23 years old, I'm hoping when I replace them I can swing a new set of Legendary wheels as well in a 15 x 7 size.  Then simply save my original wheels.  For some reason 15" tires are less expensive than 14" tires.  Must be because there is very little demand for 14" tires.

I agree, 17" and larger wheels are simply wrong for any car of the 60's and 70's.  I've noticed those larger diameter wheels are popular amongst younger people new to the hobby with cars of this era.  Then the first complaint is the car rides too rough.
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