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    Junkyard score of the day

    17x5" Lincoln LS aluminum spare: $15.58

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    That's aluminium? It looks like stamped steel to me. Nice on the size though if you've got big brakes.
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    Definitely aluminum. More info here: http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...-Runner-Option.

    Photobucket has killed the pics, but you can see them if you go here.

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    Those are great spares for people with 13" Cobra front brakes. I'm using the same one for my 91 SC, and the only downside is that the spare tire cover won't work because the Lincoln LS is larger diameter and wider, so it sticks up about 1.5" out of the wheel well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio View Post

    Photobucket has killed the pics, but you can see them if you go here.

    Thanks for the link to more photos. I'm used to seeing the Aluminium spare that came with the early MN-12. Never seen the LS one before. In the photo you posted it looked to me like the shape was similar to a steel wheel. The detail around the lug holes and the raised part around the lugs looked stamped.
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    When I found it, I wasn't 100% certain it was aluminum. I knew there were 17" aluminum spares, but I wasn't sure if ALL 17" LS spares were aluminum. But I figured I'd take a chance, and I was right. There was also a pair of Mark 8s in the yard, but I couldn't remember what the aluminum spares looked like, so I didn't want to take a chance on getting steel spares.

    At some point in the near future I'm going to test this spare on my SC to see if it will clear Cobra R brakes. Yes, my SC is 5x4.5, but while at the junkyard I found that this wheel won't fit correctly on 5x4.5 hubs, but it will go on well enough for test fitting for caliper clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio View Post
    I knew there were 17" aluminum spares, but...
    √ 14 holes is first check, then hit it with a √ magnet to confirm.

    I always take a couple small magnets to the yards.

    Nice find/price BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    √ 14 holes is first check, then hit it with a √ magnet to confirm.

    I always take a couple small magnets to the yards.

    Nice find/price BTW
    Agreed on the magnet. As soon as I saw this thing, I was kicking myself for not bringing one.

    But for my first ever trip to a junkyard, I think I did okay--made a list of the cars I wanted to see, knew exactly what parts I was looking for, brought a wagon, tools, hat, water, etc.

    But not a magnet. Lesson learned.

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    Not that I'm surprised, but the LS spare will not clear a Brembo/Cobra R caliper.

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    Nice score!! Have a small magnet on the keychain. Old habit from not making the mistake of buying steel vintage snare drums. A junkyard tips thread would be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creighton View Post
    Nice score!! Have a small magnet on the keychain. Old habit from not making the mistake of buying steel vintage snare drums. A junkyard tips thread would be cool.
    Creighton
    Here's a tip: All LKQ yards are having a 40% off sale this weekend.

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    Looks like PnP is 50% w/certain items flat priced/discounted, such as seats for $15. Check their site for details. Looking for undamaged SC cowling

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    If you forget your magnet, just do what I did. Grab a speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    Looks like PnP is 50% w/certain items flat priced/discounted, such as seats for $15. Check their site for details. Looking for undamaged SC cowling
    I have one in great shape from a 97. PM me if you're interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by TSC89 View Post
    If you forget your magnet, just do what I did. Grab a speaker.
    Clever. Wish I had thought of that.
    Last edited by Mercutio; 08-29-2017 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio View Post
    I have one in great shape from a 97. PM me if you're interested.
    Thanks - I just like having extra (early style) for personal inventory.

    They're in big demand, apparently, tho, so you might want to put them up for sale here.

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