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14x6 Magnum 500s
#1
Hi,
I am a new member on here, just like the 1973 Mach 1 that I got last weekend in Ohio and brought to Toronto.....now have an opportunity buy some Magnum 500s(which I believe were not stock on 73), seller allowed me to test fit, and sadly found them to be 14x6, with  no clearance up front for callipers, rear seemed to fit fine....not sure if spacers would give me the clearance, if so, any suggestions on size of wheel spacer to use? Car currently has steelies with beauty rings
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and dog dish, but love the look of the Magnums.
thanks,
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#2
Welcome from Iowa. Nice looking car. I like the dog dish myself.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#3
(12-03-2018, 03:34 PM)73pony Wrote: Welcome from Iowa. Nice looking car. I like the dog dish myself.

thank you, I really don't mind the dog dish, and the tires are a month old.... just that I can pick up the magnums with skins for really cheap($400) and thought it would give me wheel options....if its going to be a huge pain, I just won't bother
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#4
What's the rush? Wait until you find something you like that fits properly. Dog dish with trim rings are nice, or even dog dishes on black wheels.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#5
Save your money. 14X6 aren't in demand. Between the fact that you can buy 4 for under $100 AND it is "getting hard to get 14" tires" . REAL15" on the other hand sell for $400 or more all day long (depending on condition, hole size and if they have lugs and caps)

Mark
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#6
Agree with other posts! Leave the caps and rings!!! They look great. You will run across some better Magnums later. Personally, I really like the look of your car like it is. IMHO too many change and run Magnums.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#7
(12-03-2018, 08:28 PM)Boss1Ray Wrote: Agree with other posts!  Leave the caps and rings!!! They look great.  You will run across some better Magnums later.  Personally, I really like the look of your car like it is.   IMHO too many change and run Magnums.  

Ray

Thanks for the feedback guys, a different perspective is a great thing. Going to hold off on the magnum purchase
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#8
Hello from Mississippi. You have certainly acquired a nice looking Mach1.
Surprised to hear the 14" Magnums would not clear your calipers. With the exception of some 65-66 Shelbys, the 14" Magnum was not production installed until the 72 Gran Torino started down the assembly line. Since disc brakes were standard on the 72/ Gran Torino, the wheels are caliper friendly. The chrome non trim ring version was used from 72-74 and are plentiful and an easy find. I have seen a lot of them used on 65-73 Mustangs with no problems. The same disc brake caliper was used from 1968-73 on the Mustang with the majority of those cars equipped the 14" rim. Is it possible the one you tried could have been a Chrysler Magnum wheel with some differences on the inside of the rim? The 14" Ford Magnum rim would have one the following ID #'s..D2OA-JA, LA, LB, D3OA-BA, BB, or D4OA-AA. Those numbers can be found on the reverse side of the rim near the rim flange area. As others have posted, I would keep the trim rings and hub caps and search for some 15 x 7" Magnums if that is the wheel you desire. There was no standard or optional 15" wheel production installed at the assembly plant for the 73 Mustang.
Seems strange to that say the trim ring/hub cap now is a desirable look. Back "In The Day" those were the first things to get thrown away in favor of the Keystone-Cragar S/S look everyone wanted.
And....by the way, Welcome to your Mustang Home.    Smile


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Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#9
If I could figure out a way to run 17 or 18” steel wheels with dog dish I would be all over that. I love that look.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#10
runninpony 
Welcome from Omaha!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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