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Old 02-28-2007, 04:45 PM
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Spare tire problem

I have a 28 Ford coupe with Mustang II front end and Chevy 10 bolt rear, anyone have any idea what to do about the 2 different bolt patterns so I can carry 1 spare tire?

What about the Mustang II spindle is their a chevy rotor/caliber that I can rig up to work?
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I once had a set of steel wheels with a duel bolt pattern, maybe someone still makes some.
I must be really lucky, I don't carry spares and never had a tire go flat, but I am anal about checking air pressures and have found nails etc. before they caused a problem. I also carry a can of fix-a-flat (have never needed it though)
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Speedway in Lincoln Nebraska has Mustang II rotors with a Chevrolet wheel pattern ... NEW ...



Click here ...
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/1965...II-Brakes.html
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Spare tire

Whats a spare tire?
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Just a suggestion but have you thought about AAA, triple A is only a little over fifty a year and covers towing , flats, gas, and other great items, you might want to check them out.

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Mustang II Spindle

Thanks for the fast replies, I knew about Speedway and I was checking to see if I could get something locally. I guess a can of Fix A Flat and a silent prayer before I go on the road will help.
Thanks again.
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The Chevy bolt pattern rotors are Chevy rotors. They fit the MII/Pinto/Bobcat spindles with an inner bearing and seal change. Virtually all conversion kits use these rotors (I believe they are mid-late 70s Chevelle.
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Probably the "Metric" 1978 to 1987 mid-size GM cars. Monte Carlo, Malibu, Cutlass, Grand Prix, Regal, etc...

There was a different outer wheel bearing in 1978 and 79, I believe. The 1980 and newer have a slightly larger outer bearing, but the rotor and spindles are a bit different depending on the size of the outer bearing. Just something to check into before you order the wrong parts.
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Whats a spare tire?
You know, it's that round black donut looking thing that is always flat when you need it!!
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While this doesn't help with the small Ford bolt pattern, the 80's vintage GM B-body cars came with either 4.75" or 5" bolt circles, depending on whether it had the HD suspension or not. The donut spare has both bolt patterns on the wheel and can usually be found in wrecking yards.
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look at weld wheels they are 4.75 & 4.50 on all the wheels they sell, Oh yeah you will need to have the lug nut for the wheel, so one wheel and a bag of nuts (5) should do it
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I will never go anywhere with out a spare. A few years ago, a friend and I were driving on a trip from Los Angelos to Phoenix when we hit something on the road. It ended up destroying the rim. Luckily we had a spare. It was a space saver so we went to buy another wheel. It took us almost 2 hours to find a place that had a wheel to fit a 65 GTO. And I feared for my life going to this place.
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Spare tire

Thanks for all the information. What I thing I will do is buy the rotors from Speedway with 5X 4 3/4 Chevy pattern and get a space saver from a wrecking yard,
Thanks again - Jerry
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Also carry one of those cigarette lighter plug-in compressors. Sometimes there isn't enough pressure in those fix-it cans to completely inflate a tire and a compressor and a tire pressure gauge come in real handy. (past experience!!)
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