Stock '74 Looking for Wheel Recommendations

Stock '74 Looking for Wheel Recommendations

Joined: September 23rd, 2008, 9:09 pm

September 23rd, 2008, 9:20 pm #1

Hello,

Gotta tell you I've been watching this site for the past few years with the thought that one day, maybe, just maybe I might buy another X. I had three '74s many many years back. Loved them but went broke. Well, now with a bit more change in my pocket, I just found one that I liked and bought it. It's an absolutely stock, original '74.

So now I'm looking for suggestions for some subtle changes - in particular the wheels and possibly the suspension. Looking for best recommended configuration of wheel type, size, and any mods to the suspension.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
John
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Rob
Rob

September 23rd, 2008, 10:05 pm #2

My 78 X19 has regular kyb replacement struts and slightly lower stiffer springs. Probably bought at Interntational or Vick's auto parts.Very subtle,but what a difference ! As far as wheels go,I like the 13" period wheels myself,with 185,60's,or you might be able to put 205-60's in the back and 185's up front.Some people would advise using 185's all around though. I actually have some nice 13's for sale that are on my car,I posted a few days ago under for sale and wanted.
Anyway,that's my 2 cents.
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 23rd, 2008, 11:19 pm #3

Hello,

Gotta tell you I've been watching this site for the past few years with the thought that one day, maybe, just maybe I might buy another X. I had three '74s many many years back. Loved them but went broke. Well, now with a bit more change in my pocket, I just found one that I liked and bought it. It's an absolutely stock, original '74.

So now I'm looking for suggestions for some subtle changes - in particular the wheels and possibly the suspension. Looking for best recommended configuration of wheel type, size, and any mods to the suspension.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
John
... DIVIATION though... Doug "the ratt" Lindeman used 14x6 Maseratiwheels o his frog and they looked almost "factory".

I'm sorry, I couldn't find a foto... maybe someone else will chime in.


My best,



Tony
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Joined: September 7th, 2005, 4:37 pm

September 24th, 2008, 1:45 am #4

Hello,

Gotta tell you I've been watching this site for the past few years with the thought that one day, maybe, just maybe I might buy another X. I had three '74s many many years back. Loved them but went broke. Well, now with a bit more change in my pocket, I just found one that I liked and bought it. It's an absolutely stock, original '74.

So now I'm looking for suggestions for some subtle changes - in particular the wheels and possibly the suspension. Looking for best recommended configuration of wheel type, size, and any mods to the suspension.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
John
Hi John,

Here are some pictures Karl Mead took of my '74

http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/nn32 ... iat%20X19/

Wheels and Tires are
Reproduction Cromodora CD30's (cast Al not Mag)
185-60-13 Tires (Yokohama)
IAP springs (which still had to be cut to get the car level)

Subtle changes I made were:

Faza Cam 35-75 + a little more compression
Removed air-pump and installed 1100cc timing belt cover
K&N fliter with a modified air cleaner lid
Fairly rare ANSA exhaust ('74 only)
Euro 1300 bumpers
KYB inserts
34 DMTR Weber

Everything that is non original is bolt-on so I could put it back to stock. I have all the parts. I bought the Addco bars but I don't really like the way they are designed so I never put them on. I have thought about just making my own but I just haven't had the motivation to do it yet.

Anyhow, I think what you need to do is make it the way you want it. There are plenty of guys that modify the cars and some that want originality. You can't please everyone so make something you want to drive and show-off.





Paul Valente
Berkley, Michigan
USA

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Joined: September 2nd, 2007, 10:19 pm

September 24th, 2008, 6:08 pm #5

Hello,

Gotta tell you I've been watching this site for the past few years with the thought that one day, maybe, just maybe I might buy another X. I had three '74s many many years back. Loved them but went broke. Well, now with a bit more change in my pocket, I just found one that I liked and bought it. It's an absolutely stock, original '74.

So now I'm looking for suggestions for some subtle changes - in particular the wheels and possibly the suspension. Looking for best recommended configuration of wheel type, size, and any mods to the suspension.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
John
I like my Revolution wheels. They look almost vintage, but not quite, and are something different than the minilite look. I have a two sets: 13x5.5 and 13x6. Once the car is together again, I'll decide which. Springs are Faza Stage 2 on revalved Sachs struts.
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X-Less
X-Less

September 24th, 2008, 8:27 pm #6

Hi John,

Here are some pictures Karl Mead took of my '74

http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/nn32 ... iat%20X19/

Wheels and Tires are
Reproduction Cromodora CD30's (cast Al not Mag)
185-60-13 Tires (Yokohama)
IAP springs (which still had to be cut to get the car level)

Subtle changes I made were:

Faza Cam 35-75 + a little more compression
Removed air-pump and installed 1100cc timing belt cover
K&N fliter with a modified air cleaner lid
Fairly rare ANSA exhaust ('74 only)
Euro 1300 bumpers
KYB inserts
34 DMTR Weber

Everything that is non original is bolt-on so I could put it back to stock. I have all the parts. I bought the Addco bars but I don't really like the way they are designed so I never put them on. I have thought about just making my own but I just haven't had the motivation to do it yet.

Anyhow, I think what you need to do is make it the way you want it. There are plenty of guys that modify the cars and some that want originality. You can't please everyone so make something you want to drive and show-off.





Paul Valente
Berkley, Michigan
USA
That blue '74 is so beautiful it almost hurts to look too hard! The original design dash in black with perfect instruments has always been a favorite of mine, but most have by now become warped and cracked. It's one of the few production dashboards that truly looks as if it came off a show car, and it still looks that good today.
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///Mike
///Mike

September 24th, 2008, 9:24 pm #7

I like my Revolution wheels. They look almost vintage, but not quite, and are something different than the minilite look. I have a two sets: 13x5.5 and 13x6. Once the car is together again, I'll decide which. Springs are Faza Stage 2 on revalved Sachs struts.
One of the more "period correct" looking wheels available today. Today's "styles" just don't look right on an X IMO.

Ever weighed your Revos? Curious what each size weighs.

///Mike
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Paul Valente
Paul Valente

September 24th, 2008, 10:22 pm #8

That blue '74 is so beautiful it almost hurts to look too hard! The original design dash in black with perfect instruments has always been a favorite of mine, but most have by now become warped and cracked. It's one of the few production dashboards that truly looks as if it came off a show car, and it still looks that good today.
Thanks, X-Less!

In this picture you can see the air pump has been removed and a timing belt cover from an earlier SOHC Fiat was installed. You can't use the 1500 cover (too long). I think mine is off of an 1100cc 128.

The air cleaner is stock with the lid turned-down and a K&N filter. Also had to drill a small drain-hole in it

I like the whole "originality" thing so I like stuff like the original style SAIAG braided cotton fuel hoses and Cavis over-flow tube but that's just me. The mods I made I tried to make look like they could have been made in 1974. Again, something I like to do. My freind Brian Staley has an X that he put a Dallara kit on that probably doesn't have six original parts left on it and it is completely COOL! So as I said in the first post, it comes down to doing what you want to do with the car.

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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 24th, 2008, 11:32 pm #9

Hello,

Gotta tell you I've been watching this site for the past few years with the thought that one day, maybe, just maybe I might buy another X. I had three '74s many many years back. Loved them but went broke. Well, now with a bit more change in my pocket, I just found one that I liked and bought it. It's an absolutely stock, original '74.

So now I'm looking for suggestions for some subtle changes - in particular the wheels and possibly the suspension. Looking for best recommended configuration of wheel type, size, and any mods to the suspension.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
John
Thanks to Jeff Zucker for lurking and forwarding it to me...


My best,



Tony
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Joined: September 7th, 2004, 1:29 pm

September 25th, 2008, 11:45 am #10

I have considered them myself.
Brett
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