351 - What a magic number
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Queensland Coast
I don't know about other states, but in Qld, you are allowed one inch extra diameter (rim size) over the largest fitted wheel from the factory. The overall diameter must not change, and the total track must not be more than one inch wider of the the total width from the largest fitted factory wheel. As your LTD is an 1983 model, and if it had LTD rims on it, then you could legally fit 16 x 8 inch wheels, and a suitable tyre. I'm reasonably sure that you'd have no worries for this, but the best place to check is the main roads department.. I don't understand what you mean by getting the wheels and tyres blueprinted.
It should be relatively easy to install an aftermarket tacho, if it is an electronic one. Just look for a pink wire with a blue stripe in the harness that plugs into the instrument cluster. This is the feed wire for the standard tacho. Your power and earth wires should be self explanatory.
The FD LTD didn't come with too many options, other than the sunroof?, electric seats, and flash stereo. Although I think the Cartier version did have all these as standard.
I can't help you with any good sites on these cars sorry, though I do wish that there was one!! I reckon they are one of the best examples of the LTD made so far.. Look tough from front on!!
I'm building an XD ute that will be a virtually an LTD example when I'm finished!!!
Hope this helps, anyone else feel free to correct me or add anything I may have missed!!
Original XD 351 Ute - I got one!!
HSV - I just don't want one....EVER!
My XF 3 on the tree ute is ALWAYS stuck in third......