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Finally installed Wheel Vintiques baby moons on my 'mopar' truck wheels on the 64 Galaxie

August 10 2012 at 1:47 PM

TorinoBP88  (Login TorinoBP88)
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I will look for a good set of diplomat hub-caps but for now these work well on the D100 wheels on my 64 Galaxie. These Wheel Vintique caps have a shallower dome then the Mr Gasket baby moons. Wheels are 15x6.5 w/ 225/75r15 front and 16x8 235/70r16 rear. Both have about 5.5 inch sidewall height

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and a shot without the caps, but rear view so you can see the rear tire better.

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and here is the car with 14" stock rims and 215/75r14 tires that are almost one inch shorter then (G75?)stock.

These are oldsmobile covers? I like them anyway, even though they are 14's.

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I do have a set of stock spoke spinner caps that were on the car when i got it, but they were "too fancy."

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1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.


    
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Wayne
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Yep like that looks tuff

August 10 2012, 4:11 PM 

love those wheels and great ride height, you got any pics under the hood and driveline specs?

 
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...dig the look !!

August 10 2012, 4:16 PM 

Ricky.

 
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TorinoBP88
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Stock(for now): 289 2v, 3 spd(OD) on the tree, 3.50 open. Manual brakes & steering.

August 10 2012, 9:54 PM 

Originly it was 3 speed t86 /r10 overdrive trans. It has a 303 Toploader 3 SPD in it now ( t86 has a bad first.) Still single stock exhaust even.

It runs really good! Fairly quick. 4050 lbs

I have a built 416 solid lifter engine (428 still in boxes) & 4- spd Toploader to install, but then I decided I want to try the OD thing. I bought a T85/r11. That has 2.48 first instead of of the 2.86 of the T86 or 2.99 of the 303 trans I have now. That means I'm going to put a 4.11 true trac in my N case to regain my first gear, then move the shifter to the floor. This will allow most driving in either 2nd and 3rd and the 2nd over and 3rd over will make it like a close ratio 4 speed with a "granny low" of sorts.

Manual everything, except for auto choke ( stove pipe) and I do have dealer Air too! Need to fix it, it's not cold.

KYB black low pressure shocks.
I have a tie bar to install.


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1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.


    
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Looks good ...

August 10 2012, 8:59 PM 

and the matching color dog puts it over the top. happy.gif Mike

 
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That dog is 'Diesel'. N/M

August 10 2012, 10:01 PM 

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1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.

 
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I like the baby moons

August 10 2012, 11:56 PM 

Looks sharp and clean

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The Restoration Video - 6 1/2 Years in Four Minutes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x63nB64zyM

Road Course In Car Track Video (Exhaust in Quiet Mode)
http://youtu.be/w75WVvAp57M

 
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Doug, what bike were you working on? I have a little experience with old MTBs

August 11 2012, 9:32 PM 

considering i live where Breezer, fisher, steve potts, bontregar, Salsa, Ibis all are...

what did you make or install that failed, what bike were you trying to adapt/upgrade? send a picture.

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1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.

 
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Next to stock poverty caps...

August 12 2012, 5:29 AM 

I like those! Fit well and just add that little snap to the wheels.

When I first got the car done. I had 6" and 8" steel wheels on it.
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One of the 8" wheels was bent bad enough that I just bought Rodlites for it. I'd like to get that center straightened out.

LarryK

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1964 Galaxie 2dr 390/6-71/4spd
1964 Country Sedan Wagon 428/5spd
1969 F100 428CJ/4spd
1989 F100 302/AOD
1959 B Model Mack

 
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Those are cool also Larry :-)

August 12 2012, 4:45 PM 

Ricky.

 
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BattlestarGalactic
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Friend had pro street '64...

August 13 2012, 10:09 AM 

with steam rollers out back. He used wagon wheels, then welded a std rim center over it after he cut the center out so he could get to the lug nuts on the wheel. He then installed poverty caps on it. He drilled a small hole on the outside edge to allow a hook to get them off!

LarryK

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2006/2009 UMTR Points Champion
1964 Galaxie 2dr 390/6-71/4spd
1964 Country Sedan Wagon 428/5spd
1969 F100 428CJ/4spd
1989 F100 302/AOD
1959 B Model Mack

 
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Bill Troth
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Look great. What is the width of the wheels?

August 13 2012, 8:13 AM 

N/M

Bill Troth
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64 Galaxie NSS
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fronts are 15x5.5 i think (maybe 6) and rears are 16x8, tires are

August 13 2012, 10:05 AM 


tires are 225x75-15 front (tall)
rears are 235x70-16 rear (taller by 1/4 inch)



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1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.

 
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That's exactly what i was going to run....

August 13 2012, 9:39 AM 

I am curious as to why you went with 16" in back? I have been searching for what size wheels AND tires to run on the 63/406? I like the way you set this up.

Kevin/sixty3

 
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Well, tire choices for 16" in this size is limited. I got a set of 7 wheels from a

August 13 2012, 9:59 AM 

dodge truck guy who switched to mags. I don't know why he bought 16's except its a common SUV size. I used the rims because they are 8". I will be sending two stock rims to Stockton Wheel (probably) to have wider rim hoops put on the centers so the backs match the fronts exactly or order a set of matching fronts so the centers are smooth to match the backs. The aftermarket centers don't quite match the stock ones, the are smooth vs a rolled stamping (see post lower down for pictures.)

I do like the look of the 16's in that they to make the car look like it is sitting lower then it is because to top 1/4 of the rim is hidden by the fender, and while the car has a little rake the side walls are similar in height, so it does not look 'jacked up' or racked much, it hides the rake a little.

The front rims could be a touch wider, 1/2 to 1 in, but they work fine as is.

If i had 15" in the back i might use 245/65-r15 i think it is, or maybe 265/60-r15. That large would require the shocks to be removed to articulate the rear axle to allow the tires to fit. As it was i had to jack up the opposite side, and 'down' the side i was changing. I think i will simply remove the shocks next time i change the tires. Make sure you have two jacks (say a bumper jack and a regular one), or a scissor and a regular and a couple blocks of wood.

I did not want the backs too much bigger then the fronts anyway, i wanted a close to stock look, so the 235's on the back are nice. And the SUV D rated tire, while not a drag race slick, LOL!, handles much better then the stock pizza cutters.





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1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.


    
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TorinoBP88
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More pictures: Side shot and close up of wheels...

August 13 2012, 10:47 AM 

Here is a side shot of the car for a better view of the stance. The car is on a slight side hill so it is tipped away from me, making more the the rims exposed then when it sits totally level. See wheel shots for differences in stance. Also there the trunk is empty, no spare or tools, so its about an inch high. You can see a rear sway bar would help the tipping a lot! Its leaning about two inches in the back. Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy.

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And the rears:

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And fronts:

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********************************************
1964 Galaxie 4Dr Sedan, 289, 3spd (re-installing OD soon), a Texas Sargent's Personal Car
1967 416 GT engine, BIBO Wide R TL
1968 428 'C', '69 SCJ heads, Gal Wide R TL

Oh and a Bicycle daily driver.

 
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