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    I'd like to hear from any one who has actually used the NWRA 40709 wheels on a Hawk. They were originally for '90 to '97 Crown Vics and Grand Marquis. If you have used them, what size tires did you use? How did they work out? Thanks! Dan

  • #2
    I have them on my Avanti with P215/75R15 tires. Noticeably better ride and no more hupcap creep.


    On its way to a 15.097 Spring 2006.

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    • #3
      I put a set of '95 Crown Vic alloys on my '62 Hawk. They are 16" as opposed to the stock hawk 15" rims and came with 60 series 225 tires. Fronts needed a 1/8" spacer for clearence. Rears were tight on one side and required tweeking of the fender lip. Stance stayed the same as 16" 60 series seems to match 15" 75 series. Car rides great and rims are awesome. Adds a classy touch without screaming hot rod.


      John Esmonde
      Holland Landing, Ontario
      Canada
      '62 Hawk
      '30 Chev Coach
      sigpicJohn Esmonde
      Holland Landing, Ontario
      Canada
      \'62 Hawk
      \'60 Lark Regal Convertible
      \'30 Chev Coach

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      • #4
        I have a new set on a 64 Hawk, with 205/75R15. Run and ride is fine.



        Bob Johnstone

        http://www.studebaker-info.org
        55 President State Sedan
        64 GT Hawk
        70 Avanti (R3)
        64 GT Hawk (K7)
        1970 Avanti (R3)

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        • #5
          Bob, does your 64 Hawk have original disc brakes? Dan

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          • #6
            Will they fit a 61 Lark?

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            • #7
              If I want to get some (we have a huge salvage yard here) where can I look for the NWRA or FoMoCO part #s?

              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State
              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State

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              • #8
                Sometimes the #'s are on the backside of the wheel where it's nasty, dirty and greasy. Others may have it by the valve stem hole, but most of the time it's located on the inner side of the wheel where the tire is mounted. In other words, the tire has to be off of the wheel to see the number.[xx(] What a pain. If you're going to a salvage yard, it would be advisable to find a Ford or Mopar with the front end jacked up where you can bolt them up for spinning the wheels to check for truness. Nothing worse than getting them home, cleaning, painting, carying to the tire store, mount new tires only to find one bent!. Check 'em BEFORE you leave. Hope this helps.

                Dan Miller
                Atlanta, GA

                [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
                Road Racers turn left AND right.

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                • #9
                  Again...yes I know this topic has been doone to death...but to help me when I call around...

                  They are 5 lugs with a 4 1/2 spacer, right?

                  63 Avanti R1 2788
                  1914 Stutz Bearcat
                  (George Barris replica)

                  Washington State
                  63 Avanti R1 2788
                  1914 Stutz Bearcat
                  (George Barris replica)

                  Washington State

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                  • #10
                    Yes,

                    Dan Miller
                    Atlanta, GA

                    [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
                    Road Racers turn left AND right.

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                    • #11
                      Found some locally, cleaned, powdercoated, ready to go. $29.50
                      Seems like a good buy...

                      63 Avanti R1 2788
                      1914 Stutz Bearcat
                      (George Barris replica)

                      Washington State
                      63 Avanti R1 2788
                      1914 Stutz Bearcat
                      (George Barris replica)

                      Washington State

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                      • #12
                        I have a set (5) for my 62 GT - with P215/75R15's. The fit is good and they look good also. To compare the ride to an early 60's era bias ply - 6.70-15 on stock 4-1/2" rims would be apples and kangaroos!

                        55 Commander
                        58 Transtar
                        62 GT Hawk
                        66 Cruiser

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                        • #13
                          That does seem like a good buy. I would still want to "spin them up" to make sure they're true, and OBTW, your traditional "knock-on" wheel weights and full wheel covers can easily chip the powder coating.[B)] Good luck.

                          Dan Miller
                          Atlanta, GA

                          [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
                          Road Racers turn left AND right.

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                          • #14
                            This sounds like a good answer for wheels for my '65 Cruiser. I will be putting Turner Discs on the front. Will I need the spacers for the rear and will I have any trouble with fit on the rear (as in being too wide and hitting the wheel well opening lip.)?

                            Joe Roberts
                            '61 R1 Champ
                            '65 Cruiser
                            Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                            Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                            Joe Roberts
                            '61 R1 Champ
                            '65 Cruiser
                            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                            • #15
                              When using the NWRA 40709 wheels (originally for '90 to '97 Crown Vics and Grand Marquis) on our Studes, is it necessary to use "larger" lug nuts to keep them from cutting into the wheel stud holes? Or, can I use my stock Stude lug nuts? Thanks, John

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