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Old 09-14-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Question Wheel size ?

I got a great deal on a set of A model axles. Front completely redone, powder coated , new rubber and tubes. Rear, wheels redone, axle complete. I got these to do a swap out while I rebuild my original. Was not til I got them home before I noticed these are 17 inch rims and tires. When did they use 17's ? All other measurements match to do swap out.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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But for the distance and the cost of freight, I'd jump on those wheels. Do you have a means of getting them to LA? Maybe we can do a deal. PM me if you're interested.
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Ford V-8 (okay, some 4-cylinder Model B) Model 40 of 1933-'34.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:49 PM   #5
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I have a 34 with 17 inch wheels. Not easy to find and usually bring a good price. Don't sell cheap as the market is high for them! Wayne
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:24 AM   #6
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I got the set for the Mere price of $500. Like I said, could not pass this up. I will run these for awhile, then think about selling them at a much later date.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:39 AM   #7
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I just purchased a Model A rolling chassis and had 17" wheels in the back. They fit the Model A axle without any modifications.
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I just purchased a Model A rolling chassis and had 17" wheels in the back. They fit the Model A axle without any modifications.
That is strange because mine don't. The lug holes are bigger on the 17 inch. Wayne
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:03 AM   #9
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They work great on a Model A
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:04 AM   #10
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love that picture!
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:30 AM   #11
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:43 AM   #12
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X3 on Tiny's car.

A Model A with just enough "attitude"!
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My 30 A coupe has 17" on it. I like them. They were on the car when I bought it way back in the late 1950's
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:48 PM   #14
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I just purchased a Model A rolling chassis and had 17" wheels in the back. They fit the Model A axle without any modifications.
Any Ford wire wheel through '35 will bolt directly onto a Model A without adapters. You need adapters if you try to use the wire wheels on hydraulic brake drums without adapters or worse yet when you try to run the later solid rims ('40 and up) on the stock Model A brake drums. See: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...=1#post1286293

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Old 09-15-2016, 01:01 PM   #15
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Thanks for the compliments guys. Currently I've got the stock 19's on it with the spare rim on the back. I go back and forth when I get bored of one look I change it up. The one thing about 17's though is tires are really expensive. The trim rings are also big money. I think the trim rings alone are over $100 each!!
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:44 PM   #16
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They work great on a Model A
that does look pretty tough. I may have to keep these wheels now. what size rubber you have on them rims, and are they still tubed ??

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Old 09-15-2016, 06:18 PM   #17
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After much deliberation, I opted to go with the original 19" wheels with 5.50R19 tires all around.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:02 PM   #18
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Synchro909

if you go to the early v8 site on the barn, fella in Cali is selling a full set of 17's with new tires very reasonably.
give him a shout!
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:56 PM   #19
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Carl.....just wanted to compliment you on that photo of your truck......very nice!!!
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Carl those look great. Do they clear the brake rods?
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