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Can you identify these?

I have a 68 cougar the same year as the attached picture and i love the wheels but this guy bought it and cannot tell me what kind they are. Can anyone out there identify them for me. It would be greatly appreciated thanks.

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Old 09-19-2005, 08:56 PM
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I'm not sure of the real name but we called them "turbine" or "turbines" in the past.
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Western Wheel made wheels called Turbines...they are identical to that.
Also American Racing, Kelsey-Hayes, ET Wheels and Eagle made wheels that looked like that in the past.
I used to have a set that I couldn't hardly give away.
Here is a link to an ebay auction with a set for sale...
WHEELS
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sweet wheels, the Cougar is sweeeeeeeet too
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My dad had some on his old ride when I was growing up. I will never forget the name on the center caps.His were called Rocket Wheels. I just thought it was cool that Dad had Rocket Wheels on a car!!
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Western Wheel made wheels called Turbines...they are identical to that.
Also American Racing, Kelsey-Hayes, ET Wheels and Eagle made wheels that looked like that in the past.
I used to have a set that I couldn't hardly give away.
Here is a link to an ebay auction with a set for sale...
WHEELS
Later,
WEIMER
More specifically the Western's like that were called Cyclone II's, the ones with thinner spokes closer together were Cyclones generically called "Turbine" style wheels, I think American coined that term. Very popular on Van's and PU's back in the day. Had a set on my Toyota 4X4, geat mud and dirt collectors.....
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well could i ask if anyone can find a new set of the on the internet or somewhere i could buy them...summit doesn't seem to have them ...i'm still checking other places
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well could i ask if anyone can find a new set of the on the internet or somewhere i could buy them...summit doesn't seem to have them ...i'm still checking other places
Western Wheel hasn't even existed for years probably close to 15 or 20 and no one is making that style wheel although American has brought back a few of the old standby's like the Ansen Sprint in some of the newer diameters. Maybe they'll do the turbines some day, if I could get a set of 17 X 8 and 17 X 9 Western Cyclones for my Monte I'd be all over them. The turbine wheel was a "standard" for '73-'77 Montes back in my day.
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Yeah I remember this from when I was little, dad's buddies all seemed to have them. Turbines is what everybody I knew called them. Also seen on some of the "general lee" clone boards they are getting kinda hard to find in good shape.
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anywhere i can look for some of these?
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anywhere i can look for some of these?
Try here
Also I posted a link in the previous post that takes you right to someone that is trying to sell a set....
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