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  • Mr Mike
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    I put a set of crown vic wheels with 215/75/15 tires on my 60 Hawk without PS. Difference in handling is amazing compared to the 5" wheels with 205/75/15 tires that I had on it before. In addition, the ease of steering, especially parking in tight places is unbelievable. Yes, you do need to use the larger Ford lug nuts to avoid damaging the the larger diameter stud holes in the wheels.
    Mr Mike

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  • tbredehoft
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    Ford lug nuts have a 45 degree angle, Studebaker have a 60 degree angle, 15 degrees is quite a bit when its under 80 ft lbs of torque. Stude nuts only contact the Ford wheels on the outside 1/16 of an inch, tiny triangles on the corners.

    GET 13/16 NEW lug nuts.

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    '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
    '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
    (Under Construction 564 hrs.)
    '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
    All Indiana built cars

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  • 64V-K7
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    IvoryDan -

    Yes the car had factory disks until November 2007, when I installed a set of Turner brakes..
    ...and yes, I used the larger lug nuts..
    Bob Johnstone

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

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    A trip to your FLAPS would tell you. Have them look up what nut fits the 90-97 CV and also the earlier Ford and Stude models, and see if they carry the same part #. I would advise buying new nuts in either case.
    Hope this helps.

    Dan Miller
    Atlanta, GA

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  • Jolly-John
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    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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  • JRoberts
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    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

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    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

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  • HookedonStudies
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    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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  • JBOYLE
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    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

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    Yes,

    Dan Miller
    Atlanta, GA

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  • JBOYLE
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    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

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    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

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    Road Racers turn left AND right.

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  • JBOYLE
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    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

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  • JDC
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    Will they fit a 61 Lark?

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

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