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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1712 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Mustang Turbine wheels
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 24, 2014 12:00PM

These Mustang Turbine wheels are 15x7. I'm thinking with flares and 205 50 in front and space the rear out 1" and 225 50 there. The early Factory 5 Cobra's used them a lot with spinner center caps. I would paint the wheels Gunmetal gray and polish the fins and rim.
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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4267 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Mustang Turbine wheels
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 24, 2014 12:44PM

I really like those wheels, but I'd probably run them unfinished for a more period (60s) look. They don't look easy to keep clean though.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1712 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Mustang Turbine wheels
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 24, 2014 01:10PM

They remind me of the original JAP wheels that were popular with the Tiger. JAP stands for J.A. Pierce. They are making them again. Check out this link:

[japearceengineering.com]

Duke has the 13" JAP wheels on his car:

[forum.britishv8.org]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2014 01:19PM by mgb260.


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(225 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Mustang Turbine wheels
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: June 03, 2014 07:16AM

I ran them on my TR6 for several years. I think they're great.

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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1712 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Mustang Turbine wheels
Posted by: mgb260
Date: June 05, 2014 09:33PM

Ken, Good looking car! You must have used adapters for the different lug pattern.


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(225 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Mustang Turbine wheels
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: June 14, 2014 08:16AM

Jim,
The front hubs were redrilled to match the rear Ford straight axle bolt pattern.
Ken


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