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trueblue
02-10-2003, 01:07 PM
I am in need of spare 13" Fiesta rims. I am looking for a bargin as Drivers school took a mucher bigger hit on my account than I thought it would. You can contact me at [email protected]

joeg
02-10-2003, 02:50 PM
James--There were never any 13" Fiesta rims. Try some old (1st Generation) Escort Rims.

It's a 4.25" X 4 bolt pattern, FWD.

Good hunting!

trueblue
02-10-2003, 03:44 PM
Thanks, I may need to elaborate some. What I am looking for is the 13" steel wheel that BAT used to sell or something similar. Did the Escort come with 6" rims? If so that would work. I would also consider an aluminum wheel to save weight. I only have one set of 13" to race on. My backups are 12". After having a tire separate I realized the importance of the larger size 13" Also while on this subject. I am currently running 185-60-13. Is there a better size to run? I have a 6" rim. Thanks

[This message has been edited by trueblue (edited February 10, 2003).]

Joe Craven
02-10-2003, 05:52 PM
Depending on the track, 205-60-13s probably is as big as you want to go. They are heavier than 185s and a slight bit more of an aerodynamic drag in high speed straights.

I might have a couple of extra sets of 13x6 for my rear wheel drive Capri but I don't know if they'd fit.

joeg
02-11-2003, 08:47 AM
There were no Escort 13X6; just a 13X5 in steel.

There was a 13X5.5 alloy Escort rim from 1981-83 which work fine with 13 inchers up to a 205-13x60. You will only be able to fit a 185 under those front Fiesta fenders, however--especially if you run Hoosiers.

The Escort alloys work just fine with a Fiesta as I sold a set to a Fiesta driver several years ago with some 185 Toyos.

Check out the junk yards.

I use those rims on my Escort P-car. BAT is sort of not going to be of much help. You may have to look to a Panasport or minilite (or something else aftermarket) for a true 13 X 6. Look into those Capri wheels too!

racer14itc
02-11-2003, 09:59 AM
Trueblue, this you? http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/smile.gif

http://buccaneer.scca.org/Fiesta.JPG

trueblue
02-11-2003, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by racer14itc:
Trueblue, this you? http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/smile.gif

http://buccaneer.scca.org/Fiesta.JPG

It's Me! That is cool! Where did you get that?

racer14itc
02-11-2003, 07:46 PM
On the Buccaneer website. They also have other pics of racers at the school, including the unfortunate ITB Ford Escort. http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/frown.gif

http://buccaneer.scca.org/

MC

trueblue
02-11-2003, 08:19 PM
That is pretty cool. What on earth moved somone to take a picture of my Fiesta. None the less I am tickled. Thanks! http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/smile.gif

joeg
02-12-2003, 12:44 PM
UGH! Poor Escort. Whose was it and what happened?

fiestadude
02-12-2003, 12:58 PM
trueblue,

Send me your e-mail and I will shoot you a spreadsheet I have that is a x-ref for wheels that will work for a Fiesta.

Heres mine.

[email protected]

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JJ
#62 ITC

trueblue
02-12-2003, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by joeg:
UGH! Poor Escort. Whose was it and what happened?I don't remember his name. He was from Five-n-Dime racing. He lost it in turn four. Got really sideways and shot off the track. The front end dug in and he flipped about 4 times. He was ok though thankfully.

trueblue
02-12-2003, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by fiestadude:
trueblue,

Send me your e-mail and I will shoot you a spreadsheet I have that is a x-ref for wheels that will work for a Fiesta.

Heres mine.

[email protected]

Thanks, You have mail!

jcmgt2
02-27-2003, 05:06 PM
Watch if you run Escort rims. The offset is not correct and you should use spacers to push them out. I thought you could still get the steels from BAT. Although my beloved Fiesta is long gone. R.I.P.

trueblue
02-27-2003, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the info. BAT has one wheel left. Years ago I ran some 13" rims off of a Mustang II. They were a little wide and I had to roll the fenders but it worked. I may even look into that again. http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/smile.gif

FiestaFrank
03-12-2003, 06:28 PM
I have numerous Fiesta wheels, 13x6 steel as you requested and many 13x5.5 and 13x6 aluminum wheels. Call me at (248) 320-0828 if you're interested in this, other Fiesta parts or Fiesta info. Good luck

1978 Fiesta ITC Track records:
Grattan 1:37.449
Gingerman 1:41.720

Diane
03-12-2003, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by trueblue:
Thanks for the info. BAT has one wheel left. Years ago I ran some 13" rims off of a Mustang II. They were a little wide and I had to roll the fenders but it worked. I may even look into that again. http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/smile.gif

I would think the offset would be way wrong. I find I'm fairly sensitive to alignment and radical offset changes. Years ago I put my 13" Mustang wheels on my GT and while they were fine on the street they were horrible at an autox. Don't think I'd ever try that on the track.

Weren't the Fiesta wheels that BAT sold from Europe?

Diane

joeg
03-13-2003, 09:22 AM
Diane--Most everything BAT sells (and sold) was from overseas.
They would buy container lots whereas I ship UPS. Prices were just slightly cheaper with such shipping ordering direct from the UK.

I'm certain there are many 13 inch Fiesta rim choices in the UK, but I have the feeling less expensive alternatives are being sought.

Cheers

trueblue
03-17-2003, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by FiestaFrank:
I have numerous Fiesta wheels, 13x6 steel as you requested and many 13x5.5 and 13x6 aluminum wheels. Call me at (248) 320-0828 if you're interested in this, other Fiesta parts or Fiesta info. Good luck

1978 Fiesta ITC Track records:
Grattan 1:37.449
Gingerman 1:41.720 I will call! Thanks! Jim

FordGT4
03-27-2003, 11:33 AM
Are you still looking for 13 X 6 Fiesta Steel wheels ?? I too have several sets, could deliver to various CenDiv or NEDiv tracks depending on when you needed them.

trueblue
03-27-2003, 11:46 AM
I am working on obtaining a set now but would like to have more. Please email me at [email protected] Thanks!

joeg
03-27-2003, 12:30 PM
Say Ford GT4--How about any alloy 13X6 Fiesta rims?

Looking for my P-Car.

Cheers.

FordGT4
04-01-2003, 10:36 AM
Sorry, I'm currently using all the 13 X 6 alloys I have on the rear of my GT4 car. All I have spare is two sets of 13 X 6 steels (one set with round holes & one set with slots)

joeg
04-01-2003, 12:17 PM
Thanks for getting back. If you find anything, let me know.

Cheers.