I've had 16x8's with 225/50/16's on my '66 since about 1989. You will need an
aftermarket upper control arm to accomplish this feat. In general, they swing
in a more preferable arc and miss the fender opening when at ride height,
unlike the stock upper arm which swings CLOSER to the opening at ride
height and moving dynamically. You can cheat by using stupidly high ride
heights and/or different rim sizes but that is basically where it's at..... the
right way or the not quite right way.
The 65/66 is a unique deal because there isn't much fender leeway on that car.
Fenders on my GT are also un-flared fiberglass units, pretty unforgiving as far
as tire contact is concerned.
fast65ford- I just noticed you were talking 55 series...... that would
be even a tighter fit on 65/66. Very tall tire.
I had them on my '68 at one time. Almost too much on that car,
even with the trick UCAs.
They were one of the first sets Maier ever made. and a royal PITA to
install. Had to make templates for all the emblems and letters.
I think I had 17 hours per side to fit them out of the box.
Maybe an additional 5-7 hours went into them prior to the paint booth
but I don't know for sure, I don't paint cars......
I have my mains all tightened down and oil pan back on. Do I need thread sealant on my flywheel bolts? The holes are open ended on the engine side and I can't tell if oil might migrate back out the bolt threads. Motor is a '66, 289 4v, not HyPo and all stock.
I got a 302 with a c4 tranny ....ive changed the trans module and filter....my question is at what rpms is the tranny supposed to shift...mine only shifts once around 30mph...im not a mechanic but this dosent seem right...plz let me know what y'all think...
In 2005 I bought a complete Crane ignition system for $650.00, control box, coil, billet distributer.
A couple of weeks ago I thought I'd order a new cap and rotor.
I called Crane and was told no stock,they sold the complete ignition line to F.A.S.T.
Called F.A.S.T. and was told no...