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Question about 14x7 TT D wheels

Got a chance to get a good deal on 4 American Racing Torque Thrust D wheels. Old style, not the new version. Can anyone verify that they will clear the stock single piston calipers on a 69 with disc brakes ? My car is actually a 67 but has Wilwood single piston GM style calipers on the front with stock rotors. I'm in NH & the wheels are halfway across the country so it's not like I can try one on. Thanks.
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Re: Question about 14x7 TT D wheels

Never mind. Got no help and needed to act fairly quick so I bought them anyway. I guess I'll find out when they get here.
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Re: Question about 14x7 TT D wheels

I have the old American 200S on my 68, I had to grind down the casting parting line
dow on the left caliper, Had the wheels on since 73, disc since 88, works fine.
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Thanks. I'll find out soon. Hope I don't have to grind on anything. The wheels are mint except for needing a little cleaning & the calipers are brand new Wilwood aluminum copys of a GM caliper.
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Re: Question about 14x7 TT D wheels

I didn't see your question till today!! The Torq D has about .75 caliper clearance, your Wilwood kit should tell you the required caliper clearance.
I don't think you will have an issue there, you might check the rotor diameter!! I'm wondering if 14" will be big enough to fit over the entire rotor!!
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Re: Question about 14x7 TT D wheels

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I didn't see your question till today!! The Torq D has about .75 caliper clearance, your Wilwood kit should tell you the required caliper clearance.
I don't think you will have an issue there, you might check the rotor diameter!! I'm wondering if 14" will be big enough to fit over the entire rotor!!
I'm not a "kit" kinda guy so I have no paperwork from Wilwood. I prefer to build my own stuff. Stock 69 disc brake spindles. The rotors are stock first gen Camaro rotors so hopefully I'll be good to go. 11" if I remember correctly. Front calipers are the ones that are an aluminum copy of a stock GM front caliper like used from 69-81. The seller said he was using them on a late 70s Camaro with no problem so I'm hoping for the best. I'm using stock late 70s Trans Am rotors on the rear with Wilwood aluminum GM "metric" type calipers. Stock Camaro brake booster with a 79 Trans Am master cylinder & prop valve. Hoping I don't run into any clearance issues. The check is already in the mail so I own them now. Just have to try them on when they arrive. Here's a pic of the rear setup. You all know what a stock front setup looks like. But I'll attempt a pic of the front calipers taken from the Wilwood website.

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