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Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Tom_Carnegie » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:12 pm

Presto! Change-o! Off with the diskies, on with the wires. The disks performed flawlessly, but I think they look funny on a stock car. I think that they look great on speedsters, however.
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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Kevin Pharis » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:23 pm

Looks great either way Tom... but you are forgetting the 3rd option...
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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:32 pm

Some people like disk some like wire and others like wood, me I like wheels with good tires! :) Which ever way you like it best.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Adam » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:41 am

You don’t see the wheels when you are driving...

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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by RustyFords » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:12 am

I like the discs.
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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Original Smith » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:17 am

Model A taillights don't look right on a Model T, and Chevrolet wheels don't either!

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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Quickm007 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:28 am

Discks look Awesome!
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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Kevin Pharis » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:51 am

My ol rusty roadster pictured above came to me with Chebby disk wheels... I would probably have liked the disk wheels better if I had a good set of rims with em. They would click and squeak and wobbled like a drunken monkey as I drove. I was happy to get rid of them.

The wire wheels are a great improvement over any demountable rim type wheel... no matter how many spokes they may have 😉


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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by bud delong » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:08 pm

Nice Model T!! Bud. :D

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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:56 pm

I think I could learn to like the disk wheels. Some things don't look right to me because I'm not used to seeing them that way.
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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Chris Barker » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:32 pm

Where can I find some??


(Are they Montana 500 legal?)


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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Tom_Carnegie » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Chris, they are legal for the 500, as of right now. I have an extra set that I just peeled off of my car.


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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Chris Barker » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:33 pm

Hmmm.
Those spokes exceed 100mph airspeed at the top of their travel; I wonder whether there's a drag improvement?
Maybe you need them on the inside too.

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Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Post by Susanne » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:38 am

I'll be curious to see if it changes your top speed for next years Montana 500, Tom... I was always told by some old timers the diskies were more aerodynamic than the wireys, but it'd be interesting to take a known car (like yours) that has speed records and see what difference the wires make to the discs.

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