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Old 02-03-2012, 12:22 PM
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Default 14" 57 rims to 15" 55-56 rim with poverty caps

Folks,

My recent purchase, a 1957 Pontiac 4-door/3-bench wagon, is going to need new tires. I would like to change to 15 inch rims and keep the small dog dish hub caps. Can I simply get some earlier rims that were 15 inch? My clips on the 14 inch rims are in good shape and the hub cap patina matches the rest of the car.

Simply?

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1966 convertible

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:43 AM
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Congratulations on your recent purchase, the 3-seat Chieftain wagons seem to be relatively rare. Production total was 11,536.

Yes, you can use earlier 15 in. Pontiac rims. It's good that you have the clips, they are more difficult to find than the rims.

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Old 05-08-2024, 09:01 PM
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Default 56 Chieftain 2dr wagon.

What's everyone thoughts
about putting my 14inch cragers with 225/70 coker ovals .
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Old 05-09-2024, 12:58 AM
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What's everyone thoughts
about putting my 14inch cragers with 225/70 coker ovals .
I like it.


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Old 05-09-2024, 01:21 PM
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If the wheels clear the drums you still may not even get the wheel/tire combo to go into the rear wheel well without a lot of trouble. You will at least have to deflate the tire every time you install/remove it. Maybe even disconnect the shocks.

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Old 05-09-2024, 05:12 PM
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Default TIRES ON THE 56 WAGON

My cragers with my coker rwls
fit easily. Not sure about anyone else but I think it's bad ass now . Time for some glass packs.
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Old 05-09-2024, 08:21 PM
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Default Dual 4barrel 317 intake

Folks I have a dual 4 barrel intake manifold that came with the wagon . I am looking for the correct carbs to mount on it .
The intake part number is
#32-960. The mounting bolt holes are 4.25 x 5.5 " .Not sure what carbs I can find to mount on it. Looking for info . The motor is original 317. Currently with a 2 barrel. Looking for emails or text to me please .
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Old 05-09-2024, 10:12 PM
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If you click on
https://www.pontiacsafari.com/L1Earl...Quad/index.htm
you will end up on Larry Gorden's web site info on that manifold.

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