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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hemisteve, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. jimmy six
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Not positive on the make, I'm thinking US or Rocket. They came on the front of the Barrious/Minall LSR roadster I bought in 1981. When I rebuilt the car I felt it needed a narrow track and a new axle was made and reversed the wheels on the hub. No front brakes so no problem hitting anything. The back side got the Moon Disc treatment too, attached to the spindles. Look different on backwards.
     
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  2. rumblegutz
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    14x6 with 5 on 5 bolt has to be rare. They may not have one of the more desireable manufacturer names, but I think they are kinda neat.

    Were they all aluminium? Or two piece steel with aluminum faces?
     
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  3. RoseCityOlds
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    I'm riding on 13 inch 4x4.5 40-lace Weld Star Wires. I bought them from my homeboy. I've also a set of 4 lug American Racing Libres that I roll on. I'll take a better picture of them when she gets out of the body shop.
     

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  4. Phillips
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    Two piece steel rim/aluminum center-face.
     
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  5. big duece
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    Is there any way to tell the time period, or date of mfg. of American Racing Torq thrust? DSC09827.JPG DSC09830.JPG
     
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  6. bowie
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    Considering the 15"x6" alum "sport" wheel came out in the '65-'66 period, and was pretty well replaced by the 1970 T70 version without the screw type center cap. I would say your wheels are from between 1966 and 1969. That's a nice pair, definitely some of their best.
     
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  7. Mojo
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    Saw this one at the local pick-a-part. A Rader knock off? No markings. Appeared to be 14x6, but possibly 14x5. Ford 5x5.5 bp? The lug holes were wallowed out fairly bad. It was a tiny little wheel.
     

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  8. sprint3
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    Here are mine...safety racing wide 5 mag 000_1457.JPG 000_1459.JPG
     
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  10. sprint3
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    Even in magnesium they really are not light by todays standards...These will be going to ny if I can ever get enough money rounded up to ship them...restoration of an old ny circletrack modified...
     
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  11. Flipper
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    Anybody recognize this wheel? Magnesium? 15x6 20170121_131343.jpg
     
  12. Phillips
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  13. Those are Jag XJ6 or XJ12 wheels, circa '74-'87. Aluminum not mag.

    Steve
     
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  14. wheelguy
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    "MYSTERY" WHEELS > ONE OF A FEW SETS FOR MY 32 > ITS A SICKNESS !!! 32 SOLIDS and MT CAPS 025.JPG 32 SOLIDS and MT CAPS 024.JPG 32 SOLIDS and MT CAPS 022.JPG
     
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  15. deathrowdave
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    from NKy

  16. Mojo
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    I agree, and if I remember right they're one year only
     
  17. That is what they are - 5 on 5" OR there was a Mercury version in 5 on 4 1/2". Love the paint color on the wheels by the way - what is it?

    Steve
     
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  18. DDDenny
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    Hey Steve
    You ever see a crazier wheel, says 20" Halibrand.


     
  19. DDDenny
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    Oops, lost it, maybe from Pinterest, I stumbled on it, I'm not registered.
    OK magnesium 20" Halibrand "six" spoke, shows pie crust on it.
    Has odd center with multi bolt patterns.
    Ring a bell?

    Edit
    Found it but can't transfer photo.
    Can you open this link and find it.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387028161707850981/
     
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  20. Those were on ebay a while back. If I remember right they were supposed to be Mickey Thompson wheels made for those 20" Mickey Thompson Slicks they're on
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    The 20" slicks are in the 1965 M/T catalog
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  21. Unreal! Never seen this size in an early mag wheel but they look like an Indy-styled wheel - the 5 lug pattern and piecrusts say otherwise though don't they?! I'd love 'em just to have 'em...

    Steve
     
  22. lucky-13
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    that makes 3 set that i know of including mine and the old owner of socal speed shop in town.
     
  23. Black Panther
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    Picked these up at the Turlock swapmeet....theyre old Hollywood all aluminum Torq Thrust style wheel. Normally their wheel that looks like this but are steel back with an aluminum face they called Barela....these are all aluminum..same style. I think they're different...15x6...had a buddy restore them and they came out great. The center has a rough finish..almost looks like wrinkle paint..but it's cast in. Never seen another set of these in person...has anyone out there had or seen any? Funny thing is that there is a number 1 stamped into all of the hub flanges...even seen the same stamp on the steel/aluminum wheel...
     

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  24. enloe
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    Some Ansen wheels I bought a couple weeks ago image.jpg
     
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  25. Chuck Craig
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    I bought these two wheels several years ago at the Street Rod Nats in Louisville and have never seen another one anywhere, and I really need one more as this one is bad. Let me know if you have one for sale or know where I might find one. The are 4 inches wide 15 inch with a 4 3/4 bolt pattern DSC01124.JPG DSC01125.JPG DSC01125.JPG DSC01124.JPG DSC01125.JPG DSC01124.JPG
     
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  26. enloe
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    1st show with the Ansen 15x8.5 on the back image.jpg
     
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  27. kabinenroller
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    I have always been a fan of Minilite wheels. I have a set of 14x6 and 15x7 that were converted from a set of 14x7. ( all machining done by a professional and they balance out almost perfect) I designed a pressure plate and had the plates and three bar knock offs cast. I machined some of the parts and farmed out the delicate machining and center hub to a professional. I sold the car that these were built for and now I am thinking about finding a new home for the wheels. ( but they look so cool on display in my shop)
    In my mind these are a timeless design and although imitated the originals look the best.
     

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  28. DDDenny
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    Those are cool, I've always liked them too, especially when the TransAm cars went to them when the Americans were cracking from all the side loading.
    Here's a cool link, and for the diehards honoring the whole pre 65 deal you may want to go grab a beer.

    http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7924.0
     
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  29. Hollow Head
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    from Finland

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    Now someone has to know what these are?
     
  30. Hollow Head
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    from Finland

    55672203119ceae97edbcc139eb18c10.jpg 55672203119ceae97edbcc139eb18c10.jpg Same as previous? Odd three rib spokes...
     

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