What rim size can be used

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What rim size can be used

Post #1 by 64-5mustang » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:04 am

With factory 65 v 8 disk brakes will 14 in rims fit. Or wI'll i have to use 15 s

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Re: What rim size can be used

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:25 pm

There are some stock Ford 14 inch rims that were redesigned to work with disk brakes from about 1969 and up into the 1970's they have different wheel centers, but the early 14' inch rims used with drum brakes won't fit. Good luck :nod:
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Re: What rim size can be used

Post #3 by mustang6 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:25 am

Like Bubba said, some 14" rims will clear and some won't. If you look at the pictures below, the first one is a drum brake wheeI- look at the inside (hub side) of the rim where it is closest to the brake rotor and you can see it angles towards the hub area in a way that doesn't leave room for the caliper (in the picture it even looks like someone tried it and it scraped the caliper). In the second picture you can see that disk brake wheels are flatter all the way around the inside and "step" down, creating more room to clear the caliper. So disk brake wheels will fit disk and drum cars, but drum wheels will only fit drum cars.

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