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That's fine. We're all asking the same questions.


65 2 Door Hardtop
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Yep. That's pretty much the look I'm going for. Except I'm not building a clone, copy, resto-mod, or replica and mine is a '65. No stripes...because it's NOT a Shelby. I have just always wanted a coupe track car and love the look.
So does anyone know the spec's on the wheels and tires on this car? I would assume 15x7 with Bluestreaks. Maybe 15x8 But what about BS

Body lines appear to be stock...no flares.

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I really like the 66 trans am look also they look way cooler than the stock set up

just plan bad asserry there
This car!

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This car!

My money would be on 15x7's, 3 3/4" BS and 6.00-15 Bluestreaks. A lot of the vintage guys run the 7.00 -15's in the rear 15x8 wheels, but that car looks like all 4 are the same. I ran 2 sets of 6.00-15 on 15x7's with 3 3/4" BS.

If you have money to burn, larger rear tires seem to be the norm. If you watch your $$ and run all 4 the same size, they can be rotated and flipped for best wear.

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Interesting read here on the Notchbacks.

Notchback History

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So does anyone know the spec's on the wheels and tires on this car? I would assume 15x7 with Bluestreaks. Maybe 15x8 But what about BS

Body lines appear to be stock...no flares.

Anyone here familiar with this car?
http://www.1966shelbynotchbackmustan...%20VER%202.pdf

http://www.1966shelbynotchbackmustan...osZippoGP.html

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featu...equipment.html
specs on 2nd page of this article

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Found this on the TT "D". Looks like the originals were 3.5"BS while the newer TTO design is as SBP noted 3.75" BS.

Classic racing wheels

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Excerpt from previous page.

American Racing introduced the Torq-Thrust "Original", also called the TTO, in April of 2004. The TTO wheels have several changes compared to the ones from the 1960s. The new product announcement on page 26 of the June, 2004 issue of Street Rodder says that "Instead of reissuing the disc-brake-unfriendly design, American Racing retro-engineered the original design and re-released it under the TTO (Torq-Thrust Original) banner."

The first visual difference that you may notice is that the holes for the lug nut washers are recessed more than the company's early wheels were, like they were recessed on the old Appliance wheels as well as the way they are on American Racing's other current wheels.

Also, the wheel pictured in the ad for them on page 22 of the same magazine shows that the cast-in recess that is found between the inner-most area of the machined lip and the outside edges of the spokes on the original aluminum Torq-Thrust and Torq-Thrust D has been eliminated.

A further difference is that the center cap is American's late-style cap, which has a larger bolt circle than the original wheels that American made. This was done to allow the center holes to be larger, to fit later-model cars.

In June of 2004, American Racing sent me the following message. Quote:

"The Torq-Thrust Original (part number AR309), like all of our later-generation vintage wheels, uses a conically-seated lug fastener, not a mag shank with washer. The TTO is a one-piece, low-pressure casting of aluminum alloy, which is heat-treated. The original Torq-Thrust wheel featured backspacing of 3.5", while the new TTO offers a backspacing of 3.75". By using a .75" head lug nut with a thin-wall socket, there is no contact or clearance problem with the hub area or center cap footprint of any Torq-Thrust."

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I went to Watkins Glen for the vintage races last weekend ,Hoping the OP doesn't mind but this seems as good a place as any



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Seems Hoosiers are another option ,Wonder whats up with those shackles?

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Oops...I linked before I looked. Here is what you want....not like mine.


The rest of the car - I think it sold for 230k?


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I was thinking I read somewhere it went for $400K.

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I was thinking I read somewhere it went for $400K.

Could have? Saw a bunch of cars there......Since I was not bidding (Duh!) I didn't care....but I did take some close photos for ideas on my car. Talked to an old guy that dropped from the bidding about 30k short of the winning bid. Nice guy - I just wonder sometimes why folks don't go the extra bit to get a 1 of 15 or so car?
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