Original Interceptor in Miami

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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby CleveXB » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:48 am

Ankle, you wrote than front wheels are 14" ! Right for all others ?
Do you have a pic ? ( now than i explained you how to do ! ;) )
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby MadMatt » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:16 pm

Thanks for the cool pics up close! Now i think i need to road trip dowm to florida! Funny to see they cleaned up the car on the inside cuz in the History of interceptor the interior was still dusty dirty when on display. It looks like they wiped off the dash pad and steering wheel.
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby MadMatt » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:17 pm

Hey cleveXB Can you post some pics of your XB on a new thread? Looks cool on your avatar.
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby Anklecranker » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:50 pm

CleveXB wrote:Ankle, you wrote than front wheels are 14" ! Right for all others ?
Do you have a pic ? ( now than i explained you how to do ! ;) )



The front wheels are 14 inch. The proportion of the car is affected, but it does give the car a mean rake.

Also notice the big dent in the passenger side fender. Yikes..........


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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby CleveXB » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Yes Randy ! I noticed the scratch ! I can't understand how they can destroy a car which is always parked away of roads ! When i see it in France, it was intact ! :o
It seems than museum lights litterally burned paint and mastic during the years ! No ?

But, i insist ...in movie, front wheels were 14" ? noooooo !???????

MadMatt, i was hesitating to make a post just for my GT ; but why not ! You won't see a french model each day ! :lol:
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby kennerado » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:49 am

Jesus that's disgusting!
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby mackv8 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:00 am

Something i find interesting ,re the wheel size on this car is,that the car came with 14 x 6 inch rims x factory. In 1977 15 x 6 inch rims where only on some imported cars,15 by 8 inch tyers were special order, as for 15 by 10 inch that the car was said to be ruining would of been almost impossible to get and very expensi ve in this county. may be in the second mad max 2 the 15 on the rear. in 1978 the SLE commodore (built by holden) came with 15 x 6 rims the tyers were not easy to get for the fist year. is there any document prof that the pursuit special had 15 inch diameter rims all round?
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby Desloc » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:21 am

]It is pretty much accepted that the rear tires were BF Goodrich T/A 50s on 15 inch rims as 14 inch 50s were very rare or non-existent. The question of the front rims has been debated with most accepting that they were also 15 inch rims.

However, I have always been of the opinion that the rears were 50 series 15s and that the fronts were 70 series on 14 inch rims. I base this on the front tires having no 50 or 60 markings after the T/A, which it would have had if they were 50 or 60 series, leading me to believe that they were in fact 70 series. Look at some of Dale's picture of the original during filming.
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Then if the tires were 70 series on 15 inch rims then the tires would have been taller than the rear tires, which they were not. The only way to get 50 series and 70 series tires to have the same height or fronts slightly smaller is to run a size smaller rim on the 70 series tire. Couple that with the tricked out cars in the 70's generally ran 15 inch rears and 14 inch fronts then in my opinion it would have made perfect sense to run 50 series 15 on the back and 70 series 14s on the front.

Finally, the original BoB from MM2 has carried 14 inch front rims from initial sale after the movie, through restoration, and eventual sale to the Cars of the Stars. The same time period the car has kept the 12 slots from MM2 so it is safe to assume that the rear AND front rims are original to MM2 and only the rubber has been changed over the years. Looking at the picture above of the left front tire it is the exact same design as earlier BoB pictures and I have little doubt that they are the same rims and the car did in fact run 15in rears and 14in fronts.
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby roadwarriormfp » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Remember that the car had different rear rims in MM2 (turbine style rims) which did appear to be 15in.

Those front rims are not the orginal ones either, as they appear to be a multifit rim, if you look at the hub you will see the extra holes...
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Re: Original Interceptor in Miami

Postby rustycarr » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:42 pm

So, was this car used in MM1 and 2?
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