My Dad bought a 1966 Mustang Convertible last year that was orignally a V6 that was converted for a V8. He owned muscle cars back in the 70s and loves the Mustang, but seems to have concerns with the way that it handles. He says that it's really tough to handle at highway speeds, and we're hoping to make things right
It currently has some 4-lug American Racing Outlaw II Wheels
that I believe came from CJ Pony Parts, as well as some Mickey Thompson tires. I can't seem to find the tire sizes, but the sidewalls say:
- Front Tires:
- Mickey Thompson 60 Indy Profile
- Rear Tires:
- Mickey Thompson S/S Indy Profile
I'm thinking that this wheel/tire fitment must not be appropriate for the car, since the front end suspension had to be blocked up to make space in the fenders, and I believe spacers are installed as well. I suspect that something in the combination of the suspension blocks, wheels/spacers, and tires are causing the handling concerns (and my bet is on the suspesion blocks that seem kind of sketchy). Does anyone have advice on where to start? If we changed the tires could he remove the suspension blocks? He loves the look of these rims, but wants the car to handle reasonably well.