15" wheels were mandatory with the Hemi Package , at least 1969-1971 ( all literature that I've read also points to this being the case for '68 as well ) ..Chrysler didn't offer stylled wheels in 15" until the ill-fated Kelsey Hayes cast centre wheels of 1969 ( the infamous "recall wheels" ) , with 15" Rallye Wheels for 1970 . Deluxe wheel covers were the only option to the base hubcaps ; however , it is alleged that the dealers oft replaced the plain steelies with the 14" Road Wheels ( Commonly mistakenly called Magnum 500s ) .
The flat head 6 would have the obscure Power-Flite (A-466) , which is a 2-speed. The 318-A and 350-B had the A-488 TorqueFlite (cast iron precursor of the 1962 aluminum 727 ) I doubt that anyone made / makes the 466 Power-Flite.
TCM is a god send! Love Film Noir the most ; lots of great footage of Bunker Hill ( which was demolished in the 60s , to much protest ) . I'm also a fan of French and Spanish films , new and vintage . My favouriteTV. programme is the Jack Benny Show , as he is one of my favourite comedians . The Monkees. .. many fond memories. M
God only knows how many of the 1970s issues of the' 57 hardtop I attempted to build back in the 70s ... to no avail. I especially liked the Lowrider (moulded in pink metallic) , as it looked like the cars I'd see cruising on Whittier Blvd. The Astro Supremes, organ pipe speakers, the stance ...a visual delight! I have the original 1962 issue of the 1956 F-100 which I got for next to nothing via eBay. Still getting my chops back , as I don't want to dig in until I'm confident in my skills. Tim- I remember your 1985 article in SAE , comparing the 1953-1956 F-100 kits , and would like to read yout c.1983 1957 Chevy comparo.