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  • Backspacing on factory rims that fit disk brakes

    So my disk brakes move WMS outboard, and my
    new rims have a bit less backspacing than the factory
    drum rims.

    Was hoping some of the "Granada" type rims are closer
    in backspacing to the orig drum rims.

    I would use them in front and then the rims I bought on
    the back, to even things out a bit. Right now my front
    tire is almost 2" outboard vs the rear.
    59-430-HT

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    Isn't that due to the spindles you chose to use?

    We normally stick with one of two choices because we know they work well; the OEM spindles that came on your Squarebird, fitted with Scarebird (S-10 brackets) OR Granada spindles with Ford calipers. Either fit Granada wheels without spacers but so do a lot of 14" rim offerings from the big parts houses like Summit. Modern cars all have disk brakes as do most modern 14" wheels. - Dave
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    • #3
      Of course, I suspected that going in. But I still want to know
      the backspacing answer.



      Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
      Isn't that due to the spindles you chose to use?
      59-430-HT

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      • #4
        This is a typical Granada 14" X 6" wheel w/3-1/2" back spacing used with no spacers:
        Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
        THIS is the back spacing you want:

        These are 6" x 14" Granada wheels that Howard Prout and Ray Clark are using. There isn't much room between the tire and upper "A" arm. I would not go with 4". Summit sells a host of these wheels in different styles. If you cover with a full wheel cover, who knows what's behind it? - Dave
        I don't think Squarebird OEM wheels were 14" X 6" so the original backspacing will be quite different. Also, the 'caliper hump' isn't there (which is the REAL issue).

        My latest project:
        CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

        "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
        --Lee Iacocca

        From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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