Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: 1997 GL1500SE/Lehman GTL Trike
Just read most of this thread for the first time. If your new trike has the newer '70s / 80s sized 4 lug Ford pattern (4 holes X 108 mm (4.25") circle using 1/2-20 studs) as used on almost all Fox bodied Fords (T-birds, Cougars, Mustangs) and Pintos, then yes .... there are a bunch of 15" wheels available as that includes 1979-1993 Mustang GTs (*not SVO) as well as those '83-'88 Thunderbirds and T-bird Turbo Coupes (that even came with 16" wheels in 1987 / 88).
My Lehman trike uses a Ford 6.75" rear housing cut down with 3.08:1 gearing, uses new shorter axles, Ford 1.75x9" drum brakes, 7/8" diam wheel cylinders, 15x7 ASA 5 spoke wheels (I even picked up a spare pair off ebay a few years ago) and Lehman shipped Dunlop GT Qualifier 245/60-15 tires with the kit. I had a '85 Thunderbird with "10 hole" Ford 15x7 wheels and it had same exact lug pattern and back spacing as the wheel Lehman shipped. When tires needed replacement, I went with 215/70-15 Lemans HR tires which are same OD, weight 4 pounds less per tire, are 1" narrower overall ..... and I installed longer Morosso studs and used some 1/2" spacers to bring the tire sidewall back out near fender for asthetics sake.
3,000 rpm in 5th is near 65 mph as I recall. I had a picture ..... I'll look closer.
The old Ford 4 lug pattern (4 holes X 114.3 mm (4.5") circle using 1/2-20 studs) as used on Falcons and 6 cyl Mustangs in the '60s is different, that is the same pattern used by Motor Trike I believe. I am not sure of other manufacturers.
Easy to measure, 4 lugs, measure across center to center of lugs. There are also aftermarket 4 lug wheels made in a dual lug pattern.
1997 GL-1500 SE / 1998 Lehman GTL Trike
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