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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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63 front tires: How big? Steering stops?

I have 15 x 6 steel wheels with 3 3/4 backspacing. How tall a tire can I put on without them rubbing when turning.
I see the stock tire size was a 750-14 [26.8 inches tall]. And the 427's had a stock tire size of 670-15 [27.5 inches] and the convertible 427 had stock 710-15 [28 inches].
What size is everyone getting away with on the front? I have 275-60-15 on 15 x 8 steel wheels with 4 1/2 inch backspacing that seem to fit the rear good.
Also does anyone have picture of their steering stops on their 427 cars they can post?

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Re: 63 front tires: How big? Steering stops?

Like I replied to you before check Dave Walters' 427 Ford registry page. It has a picture on one and Dave repoped them at one time. I have 15x6 American Torque Thrust with 215-70-15's.

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I have 215/75x15s on mine.

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Like I replied to you before check Dave Walters' 427 Ford registry page. It has a picture on one and Dave repoped them at one time. I have 15x6 American Torque Thrust with 215-70-15's.
I left a messaqe for Dave on the registry and also on the a private on his facebook site. Waiting to hear from him so meanwhile;

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I finally found an image of the steering stops by themselves. Do you have a photo of them on your car 63FORD406?
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I don't have a picture. But let me see what I can do this week end.

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I don't have a picture. But let me see what I can do this week end.
A member on facebook said Mike's Classic Cars had some. I called him and he had one set left so I have them coming.
I would appreciate a picture of them on the car though.
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