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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jdownunder, May 16, 2014.

  1. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    I'm pretty sure I've seen a Wire Wheel Only thread on here somewhere... :rolleyes:
     
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  2. 343w
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    Got two 35 Kelsey's, looking for two more.
     
  3. RustyNCA
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    "Assuming good traction how much horsepower are ford 35 wires good for"

    Supposedly, our 400 SBC is running somewhere near 400HP and so far the wires are holding up fine. But I can't say I have experienced good traction, it will spin the tires with ease up to about 40 to 50mph.

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  4. 1934coupe
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    Probably not the "wire wheels" you the thread is about but you did say "wire wheels" Daytona Knock offs on our 39 Willys sedan.

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  5. fordsoup
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400630347.369249.jpg

    Running 17" wires


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  6. 2b-banjo
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  7. jdownunder
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  8. Tim_with_a_T
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    Here's my T running 1935 wires.

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  9. 48fordnut
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  10. Me too! Here's a pair of 33-34 17's I got from @Carter with NOS Firestone Studded Ground Grips (circa 1940)

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  11. hotrodderhaag
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  12. I really like that most of the A bodies in this thread are running the correct year grill shell not the 32 grill. It has always looked classier! nice to see. maybe there is a connection between running the wires and keeping the grill
     
  13. white64
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    I don't know if there is a connection between a '31 radiator shell and running '35 wires... but I like 'em both. '32 grills are beautiful no doubt about it, but the A bodies just seem more angular with sharper body lines than a 32, so I think the more angular '31 shell looks pretty good on a '31. I bet Henry did too!
    Just picked up four more wires, the price was right, ... any one have pics of '35 wires on a '39-'40 coupe?
     
  14. b-bob
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    35 wires again. If I win a lottery, I will look for the Bent spoke KH's

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  15. Paul
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    got my wires from Wheel Vintiques yesterday, two 16x6 and two 16x4.5
    mounted a 7.50 Firestone on one to see how the rears will look.
    fronts get 5.50's.

    I'll mount the rest tonight if I can find time

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  16. peter schmidt
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    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] Love my wires. Got them free but one has a busted weld. Any harm in tacking it back or should I search for a replacement? It's where the spokes cross each other.
     
  17. peter schmidt
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  18. V4F
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    im running 1942 ford hyd brakes on A backing plates . all works well , 1935 wire wheels .
     
  19. denis4x4
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    Coker wires on my '60 Thunderbird ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403745879.383719.jpg


    If you don't go first class, your heirs will!
     
  20. RoddyB34
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  21. Jalopy Banger
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    I am.. ;-)

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  22. Paul
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    I love that car
     
  23. Paul
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    how about a before and after?

    steel then wire:

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  24. The wires win.
     
  25. Planning to run my Chrysler wires...rears widened to 8". Need to find a pair of ford/chrysler hubcap adapters.
     

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  26. mac miller
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    Here's mine! TWSNov09070.jpg 4rear-2-1 copy.jpg 4front-2-1 copy.jpg
     
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  27. zooming46
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    P4110003.jpg P4110005.jpg Just had these 18" wire wheels built by Rally America (Jimmy). Fronts are 4" and rears 5 1/2" wide.
     
  28. Deuced Up!
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    We just finished the 31 snagged a cool set of original 35s for it.

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