I like the original 15" campagnolo wheels for the mangusta. But, I've been wanting to fill that rear. You guys know I'm talking about....That space right above the rear wheel, where the gull wing flares out. It's as though somethings missing. So, I've made up my mind to buy in a set 17"or 18" wheels with a meaty offset. Now here's the dilemma...Mangustas are 4 lug and most 17"/18" wheels are 5 lug only. How do I convert to 5 lugs? Will pantera rotors work? Oh.. by the way, should I go 17" front & rear? Or 18"? What do you think? Don't hold back.

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Hi again,
I've got questions about contact information to the owner, so I called him. He was more than willing to talk about his Goose, but "is not an internet guy".
He can be contacted by email: post at betovent.no
From our short conversation: Bought the car from Mr. Sbarro, a well known car designer and personal friend of Mr. DeTomaso. Car was yellow when bought, but was orange under that. Present colour is from a Lambo. Present owner made new hubs to convert to 5-lug. Rims are Halibran copies, made by Image in England. 18x13" rear with 345/30 Pilots. 18x9" front, didn't remember tire size. We didn't talk about engine, but if I don't remember wrong he has 351C with IR injection.
This Goose is a beautiful piece of work indeed. applause
I must admit that the wheels change the entire car. Someone did some serious work there. That looks like an 18" in the rear?

Kind of makes it look like a roller skate now rather then the batmobile like it was?

I wonder how the tire/wheel changes effect handling on it or is it more for show then go?

I do like orange on these cars but the Lamborghini orange has too much Star wars effect on it's character. Something like Ford Competition orange is more period correct I think?

I do like it though. Love Mangustas in general. Really neat car.

I think that if I was going to do something with the drivetrain I would stay in the stock 289/302 block size, stroke it to 347 or 355 and go with the Morrison cross ram IR EFI. Why not? That would stay in character to the car. Why put a C in it. Doesn't make sense to me?
'I think that if I was going to do something with the drivetrain I would stay in the stock 289/302 block size, stroke it to 347 or 355 and go with the Morrison cross ram IR EFI. Why not? That would stay in character to the car. Why put a C in it. Doesn't make sense to me?'

One of the neatest conversions on a 'Goose I ever saw was a black one from L.A. 10 years ago that had a late fuel injected 5-l in it. Everything fit, the F.I. manifold cleared the engine covers and reportedly only 1/8" of 'trim' was needed from the access door surround to clear the stock serpentine belt. Very neat, easy conversion, a little more torque and better mileage. If you're bucks-up, aluminum heads will drop another 50 or so pounds off the package.
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