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Old 01/01/2018, 06:59 PM   #1
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Shelby 10 Spoke Wheels

I am considering getting a set of Shelby 10 spokes for my GTCS that I just got. The GTCS I had back in the early 2000's came with them and I liked them. However, that car was switched over to the Styled Steele Wheels after I sold it. My new GTCS is Sunlit Gold so the gold on the Shelby spokes would kind of match the paint.

My new one has the 14" Styled Steel Wheels and GT caps that are pretty darn pristine with almost new Cooper Cobra tires so I kind of hesitate to spend all that money on a whim.

I have read that some of these 10 spoke wheels have a caliper clearance problem. Looking at a set from Tony Branda that includes the caps and lug nuts for 1,125. Anyone have experience with these?

Not sure if there is a local market for the current wheels to help defray the cost of new wheels and tires.

For those of you who run the 15x7 10 spokes, what size tire are you using?

Any and all thoughts on the 10 spokes are welcome!

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Old 01/01/2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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Goodyear Blue Streaks on the 10 spokes would look unreal on that car. Who cares what it costs :)









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Old 01/02/2018, 06:10 AM   #3
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I would probably go with period correct looking radial tires from Coker.
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Old 01/02/2018, 06:31 PM   #4
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I've only, personally, installed the 15" 10 spoke wheels on one of my GT/CS's, which had drum brakes. IIRC, the '68 Shelby cars with PDB have identical spindles & calipers as the GT/CS cars, so I believe they will mount with no problem. I used BF Goodrich 15X70X205 tires and had no clearance problems.

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Old 01/02/2018, 09:27 PM   #5
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Only the original 67 Shelby ten spoke wheels had clearance problems with clearance the calipers.
That is why 68 Shelby's were sold with hubcaps. The aftermarket ten spoke wheels are made with the correct back set to clear the calipers.
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Old 01/02/2018, 10:24 PM   #6
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Weren't the '67 calipers the small 4 piston type, and the '68's changed to the larger single piston caliper?

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Old 01/02/2018, 10:40 PM   #7
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Dad, you are right on! The 67 Kelsey Hays 4 piston caliper was the last year on a Mustang.

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Old 01/03/2018, 05:38 AM   #8
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Weren't the '67 calipers the small 4 piston type, and the '68's changed to the larger single piston caliper?

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Yes that is correct and the reason the original Shelby ten spokes would not work with out a spacer.

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Im thinking of getting these.
Is this a good tire size?
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...Radial-T-A.axd
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Old 02/17/2018, 07:06 AM   #10
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Im thinking of getting these.
Is this a good tire size?
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...Radial-T-A.axd
That seems like a very good price. The question is, are these true Shelby ten-spoke reproductions? Obviously, the center caps are not.

I wonder how much I could sell (locally) my five pristine, 14" chrome styled steel wheels with new GT caps and almost new Cooper Cobra tires for?????
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Old 02/17/2018, 10:59 AM   #11
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BFG currently has serious problem with their Radial TAs in that the letters quickly turn brown and nothing will make them white again, except actually sanding off the brown. I don't know if or how they are addressing the issue.

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That seems like a very good price. The question is, are these true Shelby ten-spoke reproductions? Obviously, the center caps are not.

I wonder how much I could sell (locally) my five pristine, 14" chrome styled steel wheels with new GT caps and almost new Cooper Cobra tires for?????
Im hoping someone can tell us if these are good reproductions.

they have these, but tires will be too big for us, IMHO.
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...68-Mustang.axd

I would use this on the set Im thinking of getting
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...h-10-Spoke.axd
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Old 02/17/2018, 11:40 AM   #13
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Sheryl,
I used these caps on my ten-spokes because in my warped brain the CS emblem could refer to California Special.
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...GT7-Wheels.axd

What size tires did your car originally come with?
Here is a rough size chart for old tires.
6.95-14 = 26.0"
E70-14 = 25.75"
F70-14 = 26.25"

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Old 02/17/2018, 11:46 AM   #14
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Im hoping someone can tell us if these are good reproductions.

they have these, but tires will be too big for us, IMHO.
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...68-Mustang.axd

I would use this on the set Im thinking of getting
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mus...h-10-Spoke.axd
Not sure why you think the tires would be too big. Height? Width? Circumference? Or, just appearance?
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I looked up a size comparison chart for the tires that Sheryl is considering.
The 15" X 215 X 60SR diameter is 25.2" compared to the F70 X 14" 26.25" on Arlie's numbers.
That's about 1" smaller diameter than the F70 X 14".
I believe the new wheels/tires should fit OK.

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