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    Tires & Rims for a `64 Mercury Park Lane

    Hello All,
    I was curious if anyone knows the correct or suggested tire sizes for a `64 Mercury POark Lane Convertible. A local tire shop told me he thinks they were either 205-75-R14 or 215-75-R14 .
    Also does anyoine recommend or know where to find some nice chrome rims for the 14 inch tires...I`ve only seen spoked rims & was hoping for cragars possibly
    Thanks innadvance for any help

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    I would update to at least a 15 inch..better tire selections
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatblaster View Post
    Hello All,
    I was curious if anyone knows the correct or suggested tire sizes for a `64 Mercury POark Lane Convertible. A local tire shop told me he thinks they were either 205-75-R14 or 215-75-R14 .
    Also does anyoine recommend or know where to find some nice chrome rims for the 14 inch tires...I`ve only seen spoked rims & was hoping for cragars possibly
    Thanks innadvance for any help
    Got any pics of the 64?
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    The 63s (64 same car) came with 7.50-14 tires on sedans and 8.00-14 on wagons. The high performance cars came with 7.10-15. That translates to a P225/70R-15 or P215/75R-15. I wouldn't go any smaller than one of those two. Personal experience
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    Thanks for the reply....So 15 " Rims are Ok as long as the tires aren`t too wide ? He had 225/55ZR-17 on the fronts & there is rubbing on sharp turns

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    If I recall correctly our 64 had 205/75r14's on the stock wheels. They have been removed and updated with staggered 18's.
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    Thanks & were the rims wired rims originally ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatblaster View Post
    Thanks for the reply....So 15 " Rims are Ok as long as the tires aren`t too wide ? He had 225/55ZR-17 on the fronts & there is rubbing on sharp turns
    Don't get me wrong, you can go a lot bigger than the 225/70-15. There's PLENTY of room in there. That's just the biggest stock equivalent tire.
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    I cant imagine a large, heavy car with an big block FE trying to run quickly with 205/14s.....lol

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    Hey Kirk,
    sounds like you forgot more than most people know...regarding a 64 Park Lane.
    Any chance I can contact you directly ? I`m afraid to pull the trigger ...due to a massive amount of ...
    " these might" or "these should" fit answers. LMK . Sorry i`m not forum savvy .Can you PM me ?
    Thanks,
    Chuck
    Last edited by Flatblaster; 04-09-2021 at 07:02 PM.

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