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Optional Wheel fo '72?
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After researching and reading, it would appear that the Magnum option for the '72 Mach 1, included a 15X7 rim.  I'm keeping my original wheels for shows and to keep all original parts.  However, for cruising around and exercising my Mach 1 on occasion, I would like to stick some optional, but correct wheels on it.  Are the 15X7 Magnums the correct choice?  
The only question I could not answer, is what were the original tires offered on the '72 Mach 1s?  Is there a tire manufacturer or distributer that manufactures a drivable "new" vintage style tire?  I see a lot of Firestone and B.F. Goodrich types out there.  Does anyone know of a "Goodyear" retro tire?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!  Thanks[Image: IMG-4878.jpg]
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The Mach 1 base rim was the steel 14X7 with E70 white sidewall tires, trim ring and hubcaps. The F70 in either WSW or white letter tires was an option. If F60-15 tires were optioned, you received the 15X7 steel wheel w/trim ring and hubcap, tires were white letter. Magnum 500 was 15X7 and received the same F60-15 tires.

Both steel wheels could be optioned with the mag-look Sports wheel cover.

Coker tire carries the reproduction Firestone Wide Oval and Goodyear Polyglas tires in all of the above sizes. The concourse guys can correct me, but I believe the Firestones are correct for a 72. They are NOT cheap.

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/f60-15-f...l-rwl.html

They also offer a bias-look radial for even more money.

https://www.cokertire.com/firestone-wide...60-15.html

IMO,if you're looking for a set of tires to cruise around on, these are probably not worth the investment.

If you really want that original look, might be worth it to talk to these people and put them on a set of modern radials.

https://tredwear.com/


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(09-10-2019, 05:32 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: The Mach 1 base rim was the steel 14X7 with E70 white sidewall tires, trim ring and hubcaps. The F70 in either WSW or white letter tires was an option. If F60-15 tires were optioned, you received the 15X7  steel wheel w/trim ring and hubcap, tires were white letter. Magnum 500 was 15X7 and received the same F60-15 tires.

Both steel wheels could be optioned with the mag-look Sports wheel cover.

Coker tire carries the reproduction Firestone Wide Oval and Goodyear Polyglas tires in all of the above sizes. The concourse guys can correct me, but I believe the Firestones are correct for a 72. They are NOT cheap.

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/f60-15-f...l-rwl.html

They also offer a bias-look radial for even more money.

https://www.cokertire.com/firestone-wide...60-15.html

IMO,if you're looking for a set of tires to cruise around on, these are probably not worth the investment.

If you really want that original look, might be worth it to talk to these people and put them on a set of modern radials. 

https://tredwear.com/


Thank you very much for the information.  I plan on putting modern tires on the magnum rims and proper retros on the stock rims for car shows.  I really appreciate the input!
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