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......
‘66 coupe is in paint and body stage now and one of my headlight doors is cracked, and neither really fits very well... what’s the best source for reproduction headlight doors that might have a chance of fitting? I usually go to NPD for sheet metal, but their site even says the ones they have...
I’ve been contemplating the change to Weber’s on my 289 for a month or so now; I’ve been doing all the research, and the bottom line is that I’m just really confused (and I haven’t even started trying to dial in a carb yet 😂).
In all seriousness though, I’ve read just about every...
Looking at the ribs on the front I was thinking this is a 9 inch rear end but not sure. It's from a craigslist ad. Did 8 inch have the extra ribs on the front? Seller says it's 56 1/4" wide so possibly could work with my 66. He didn't know for sure if it's 8 or 9 inch.
Hello all, it's been a while as I have been busy with life stuff (bought a house). I've been driving Jane every day, of course, but I'm starting to get pretty annoyed with the shifter. I've got a Hurst Comp+ shifter that's old as dirt attached to my even older HEH-G Toploader transmission...