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......
....On my no longer hypothetical project. Took a ride into central CT today and spent a few hours going over my new project. After hemming and hawing with myself, I decided that I should take the leap. The seller has already done the sheetmetal work and squared the car up. It has a new front...
I removed a LED center light from car in a junk yard a while back. I tested the light by touching the two wire leads to a battery. The light works. I mounted the light in the center of my package tray and it mounts flush against my rear window. I ran the two leads (red and black) between the...
Well I have been trying to wonder why my V8 has a strange sound. I tried to pull the valve covers to do a running valve adjustment. But I found I dont have the right socket. So A delay now.... I decided to post the sound online for everyone to guess at. Cuz Im not thinking...
All the videos online show installs of the ignition switches done from the bottom on cars with no AC.
There is very lil room to put it back in. The old one actually broke coming out and in pieces.
In another post somebody said that I might have a stuck solenoid that causing the starter to spin...
My 64 Falcon (5.0/T5) has Monroe Monro-Matic Plus front and back and it rides really bouncy. The shocks are relatively new and I can compresses them very easily with my hands. I don't need anything high performance or corner carver. I just need less bouncy ride.
Will KYB GR-2 improve my...