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Paul Bjarnason 05-17-2019 07:45 PM

Ideal 16" wheel
 

What is the ideal 16" wheel width for a '29 Tudor? The stock '35 wheel is 4" wide, but if I am buying a new reproduction wheel, I could get whatever I want, i.e., I don't need to stick with the rather narrow 4" width.

Charlie Stephens 05-17-2019 08:36 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

I would use original bent spoke Kelsey wheels but that may just be me. What kind of brakes are you using, you may need adapters?

Put your general location in your profile, it may pay off some day when you least expect it.

Charlie Stephens

Paul Bjarnason 05-17-2019 08:50 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Charlie Stephens (Post 1758538)
I would use original bent spoke Kelsey wheels but that may just be me. What kind of brakes are you using, you may need adapters?

Charlie Stephens


Steve -



I have Lincoln brakes and the kit I bought has the adapters. I'm thinking that I may be able to go wider than the stock 4" width, but how much wider I don't know. 4" is pretty narrow by today's standards.


Bj

Charlie Stephens 05-17-2019 09:21 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

How about a couple of pictures of your car? People could make a better recommendation if they saw the whole picture.

Charlie Stephens

Charlie Stephens 05-17-2019 09:24 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

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Originally Posted by Paul Bjarnason (Post 1758542)
Steve -



I have Lincoln brakes and the kit I bought has the adapters. I'm thinking that I may be able to go wider than the stock 4" width, but how much wider I don't know. 4" is pretty narrow by today's standards.


Bj

So the adapters are designed to let you run the early Ford (and Kelsey) wheels?

Charlie Stephens

Charlie Stephens 05-17-2019 11:24 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

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I would probably run 600-16 all around (if not stockers) but if you are into big and little tires I think this post on HAMB came out very well, although I would have used a 16 for the spare. Go to https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...1111340/page-9 and look for post 249. Be sure to read the whole thread, he did more than just change the wheels. I took the liberty of copying his picture. Any chance you have a local machine shop that could widen 16 inch Ford wheels or Kelseys? A bit of trivia, you can put 600-16 tires into a stock fender well on a '30-'31 (and I assume a '29) by letting some of the air out. Remember to carry a tire pump. Sure like to see a picture of your car.

By the way, what kind of new reproduction wheel are you considering? Did you check them out in the archives (here and on HAMB)?

Charlie Stephens

Chris Haynes 05-18-2019 02:01 AM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

My rear rims are 5 1/2" wide to accommodate the 750x16 tires.

Charlie Stephens 05-18-2019 08:38 AM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Haynes (Post 1758578)
My rear rims are 5 1/2" wide to accommodate the 750x16 tires.

Chris,

What are your wheels and did you have a machine shop increase the width?

Charlie Stephens

Chris Haynes 05-18-2019 07:31 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

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Originally Posted by Charlie Stephens (Post 1758627)
Chris,

What are your wheels and did you have a machine shop increase the width?

Charlie Stephens

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Pete 05-18-2019 08:16 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Bjarnason (Post 1758525)
What is the ideal 16" wheel width for a '29 Tudor? The stock '35 wheel is 4" wide, but if I am buying a new reproduction wheel, I could get whatever I want, i.e., I don't need to stick with the rather narrow 4" width.

Ideal is what YOU like.
I have 8 inch on mine.

Paul Bjarnason 05-20-2019 08:36 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

Charlie - OK, I just updated my profile as you suggested. Thanks for the suggestion. Bj

john in illinois 05-21-2019 04:47 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

I have stock 35 wires on my tudor. I run 650 - 16s rear 600 front. Been that way for 10 years. The rim width really depends on what width tire you use.

On my roadster I have 7 rears and 4 front. You also need to consider back space if ordering custom wheels.

John

pooch 05-21-2019 06:48 PM

Re: Ideal 16" wheel
 

Width depends on stance and front height.

Rears are not as important, but if you don't get the fronts right, it looks like a turd.

I run 8/s and 6/s on my 28 pickup, but it is modified, so my tracks are different to stock.

I would guess a stock A would look good with 6 and 5 and lowered at front..


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