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  • #14210

    62cutlassconvert
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    I may be wrong but I don’t think you can you have an 8″ wheel with both 0 offset and 4.5″ backspace. Need an expert here.

    Could easily go with a 7″ wheel for 215. That’s what I run on my 64 El Camino. I think 215 is the smallest size for an 8″, very straight sidewall will result, probably good for handling, maybe firmer ride.

    #14182

    62cutlassconvert
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    Might be lower mount bolts for the Hydralic ram on converts. There is a U bracket welded to the floor with a captive nut on one side. The ram eye sits in the middle of the U and rides on the shoulder of the bolt. My best guess.

    #14179

    62cutlassconvert
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    1984 should be a TH200C with lockup. There will an electrical connector on the left (driver) side. It will have either 1 (internal al ground) or 2 pins (external ground). Make sure you can get your money back if it’s not rebuildable. Use a shop that is performance oriented to the TH200 like REMAC. ATI or Turbo Action who make cast alum pans for these trans may be able to recommend a shop in your area.

    #14173

    62cutlassconvert
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    Make sure its a th200C which has lock up. You buying rebuilt or used? I wouldn’t buy a used one , you need to buy a rebuild by a shop that knows them and how to do the HD iimprovements. You might buy a core cheap that is guaranteed rebuildable if you have an experienced shop in mind that can build it how you want it done but then the shop can usually supply the core at a cost and you don’t have to worry about getting a trashed out core that can’t be rebuilt. Don’t have any idea what the numbers mean, check your shop.

    #14169

    62cutlassconvert
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    Sorry 911, I think he’s talking to me..

    #14164

    62cutlassconvert
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    Very poor and getting worse tire selection in 14″. OK diameter in that size. Good selection in 15″ and even better in 16″ as they are still a modern wheel size. Lots of Hondas and Toyotas running around on 205 15s and 16s. No one uses 14″s anymore so few modern tires are made in it.Seems like white wall is your main criteria so you need to compromise between performance and cosmetics. Good luck in your search.

    #14156

    62cutlassconvert
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    Had a similar problem with In Line Tube with my 62 convert brake line complete car kit- front to back line. So I sent them pics of my line and they sent me another line, also wrong. They then checked further and matched the line in my pic, and they did have the program for the line I wanted . Evidently lines vary even for the same model or the line they copied at one time was said to be one model and it was actually another. Anyway, they did make it right for me and told me to just keep the wrong lines.

    I made my own fuel lines and eliminated the long rubber lines gong through the front wheel well and the rear axle cavity.

    #14148

    62cutlassconvert
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    That’s what I am running on a 64 El Camino it works out pretty good. I like black walls anyway so I don’t worry about it, then you can pick the tire you want. But I’m not running a show car, I like good performance in a tire and pick it based on that and what I want to spend.
    I googled 215 60 15 white wall tire and see a company called Calli under callietw.com and they have one in 3 white wall widths. I have no idea of tire performance. $131. Probably others too, keep looking
    Hope this gets you there;
    http://callitw.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=106

    #14143

    62cutlassconvert
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    Really should be running 6.5″ or wider rim for 215 tires. Bulging side wall will result in poor handling with a lot of side wall roll, poor steering response … 205 is about it for 6″ rims. People do run wide tires on skinny rims but you sacrifice proper performance.

    #14118

    62cutlassconvert
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    I don’t know if it will fit but IMO it’s too big anyway. That’s over 27 inches. I am running a 205 65 15 which is about 25.5″, about the diameter of the original 15″ option. The 13″ rims ran even smaller tires. The side wall on a 205 75 is going to be very high and it will roll a lot resulting in poor handling. More like a small truck tire. Of course the large diam also effects your gearing. Check out a calculator on line and you will see how it changes your gearing. Your backspacing is okay I think but might be moving the wheel in a little too much. Lots of info on tires and wheels in the forum. Use the search all the way at the bottom of the page to do some searches.

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