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Old 11-11-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
rick@canoeoutriggers.com
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70 mustang question?

Can anyone reccomend a good set of headers for my 351 W that won't
interfere with the steering components? This is for my 70 mustang
fastback 4 speed.

Tire question? Will I be able to put 255-50 in the back and 225-50 in
the front?
I want to fill out the wheel well. This car will have all new
suspension.
Will this look good on 17 -8 magnum 500 rims? Should I go smaller rim
size in the front?

Thanks..

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Old 11-11-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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<rick@canoeoutriggers.com> wrote in message
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> Can anyone reccomend a good set of headers for my 351 W that won't
> interfere with the steering components? This is for my 70 mustang
> fastback 4 speed.


Any decent set of headers will interfere with the steering ram on a PS car.
All you need is the drop bracket for like $25-30. No big deal.

> Tire question? Will I be able to put 255-50 in the back and 225-50 in
> the front?


Well seeing as the Boss cars pretty much came from the factory with 235/60's
all around, I would say that those will fit, depending on the wheel diameter
(they were 14" from the factory). Hell I had 295/50 15's on the rear of my
'69 till I punched a hole in one.

> I want to fill out the wheel well. This car will have all new
> suspension.
> Will this look good on 17 -8 magnum 500 rims? Should I go smaller rim
> size in the front?


I wouldn't try a 17x8 in front.
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'68 Ranchero 500 302
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 70 mustang question?

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> I wouldn't try a 17x8 in front.
> --
> Scott W.


A 17x 8 will work fine on the front. Just pay attention to the backspacing
of the wheel.

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Old 11-11-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Mark C. wrote:
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> > I wouldn't try a 17x8 in front.
> > --
> > Scott W.

>
> A 17x 8 will work fine on the front. Just pay attention to the backspacing
> of the wheel.


Here's a wheel and tire chart for '69-'70:
http://www.dodgestang.com/Tire%20Fit...de%2069-70.pdf

I have 235/45-17's on 17 x 8's front and rear on a '65 with rolled
fender lips all around. A '70's wheelhouses are much bigger, so you
might not need to roll the fenders. My rims have a 5.0 back space.
It's better to go with too much BS and use a spacer to move the wheel
out (I have to run a 7/32" on the fronts), than to have too little.
There's nothing you can do about too little, other than flare the
fenders.

I have hedman hedders full-lengths (I believe they're 1 5/8 primaries)
on a '70 Cougar with a 351 Cleveland with 2v heads, and needed no PS
ram mount extender. But a Windsor might be apples and oranges. Like
Scott said, the worst that can happen is you need to add the extender
later.

180 Out

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Old 11-11-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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rick@canoeoutriggers.com wrote:

> Can anyone reccomend a good set of headers for my 351 W that won't
> interfere with the steering components? This is for my 70 mustang
> fastback 4 speed.
>
> Tire question? Will I be able to put 255-50 in the back and 225-50 in
> the front?
> I want to fill out the wheel well. This car will have all new
> suspension.
> Will this look good on 17 -8 magnum 500 rims? Should I go smaller rim
> size in the front?
>
> Thanks..
>


Sept or Oct issue of Mustang Monthly has all the info you need. Sizes,
widths, backspacings, etc.
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