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16" Wheels on my 84 E150 #738856
July 31st 2018 2:00 pm
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Hey guys, new to The forum here. Name's Jason from NC. I've got a 1984 E150 and just picked up a set of 16" Pacers off CL yesterday for a song. Trouble is finding some classic looking tires for a 16" wheel. Any ideas or should I just flip em for a set of 15"?


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Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #738858
July 31st 2018 3:05 pm
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Welcome to the site Crabman ... are they the right back spacing for your van ?

I have almost the same set on my '93 4x but in 8 lug. 315/75/16

Again welcome .....


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Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: frscke1] #738863
July 31st 2018 3:51 pm
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The back spacing on my stock wheels is 4" and these are right around 4 1/4" and also 16" instead of 15". I figured that 1/4" wouldn't be too detrimental.

Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #738865
July 31st 2018 4:20 pm
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Man, I almost bought that van when I saw it.

Given how the one I did buy is going, I probably should have.

Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #738866
July 31st 2018 4:34 pm
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I like the 16" idea if you can find some nice rubber for them.


1973 Dodge Shorty B-100

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but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
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"Wow What a Ride"

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Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #738884
July 31st 2018 10:36 pm
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I wanted to pitch in and say that white letter BF Goodrich Trail TAs would be cool (I just picked up a set on a truck I just bought), but then I found out mine are 20 years old and they don't make them any more. LOL
Sorry.


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Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #738899
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Hi Crabman,Welcome to the site!

Check out the Cooper Cobras that rexrogers just put on his 76 GVan. They look pretty darn good!

See if a tire shop would mount one up for a test fit.

Nice Ford Jason!

Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #738906
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Thanks guys, and sorry bubbafat. I had a moment of weakness when I posted it up for sale, but when the time come.....I just couldn't do it!

I've actually looked up some Achilles tires, the 838 MTs to be exact. Might do me better than a street tire since I live in the woods and my camping spots are even woodsier (if that's a word)

Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #739142
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Well, I went with some Centennial Terra Trooper AT's 245/75 on these 16's and couldn't be happier.

On a side note, does anybody know where the AC drain hose is on these old econolines? My OL is gettin tired of her toes getting wet...

Re: 16" Wheels on my 84 E150 [Re: Crabman] #739146
August 07th 2018 6:58 pm
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On a side note, does anybody know where the AC drain hose is on these old econolines? My OL is gettin tired of her toes getting wet...


Nice looking van! The AC drain should be in the engine compartment right on the bottom of the blower motor housing. Find your alternator and look immediately to your left. You might have to feel around to find the hole/hose. If it is leaking into the cab then you have a clog somewhere in the heater box and will probably need to open it up, check the seals, and find out why it isn't draining properly.


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