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Offline FORDWRENCH

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Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:00:29 AM »
What would be correct brand, style and size Tire for my 1968 390 GT in the Trailered Concours class? Does the spare have to match? Thanks.

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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 08:59:18 AM »
The correct tires for your car would be what is listed on the Marti report.

Yes, all 5 should match.
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 09:12:28 AM »
I think you have to be careful here because, for example, "wide oval" doesn't necessarily mean Firestone.  What is on your Marti Report?
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 02:32:43 PM »
I believe the 68 wide oval was a Goodyear.

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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 04:15:05 PM »
The Marti Report should list the size as well I think....thats a good start.  I just went thru this with the 68 I just bought.  Those are 7.35 - 14 tires.
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 07:55:46 AM »
Maybe he/she don't have a Marti Report, they didn't mention it. He/She maybe just wants a little advise. After all, it is their first post.

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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 02:12:41 PM »
Maybe he/she don't have a Marti Report, they didn't mention it. He/She maybe just wants a little advise. After all, it is their first post.

If someone is interested in trailer concours level, I would hope they already have a Marti report.  If not, then the advice they received should point them in that direction.  I'd rather have a more absolute answer, when available, than a best guess.
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 04:41:18 PM »
If someone is interested in trailer concours level, I would hope they already have a Marti report.  If not, then the advice they received should point them in that direction.  I'd rather have a more absolute answer, when available, than a best guess.

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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 12:29:39 PM »
If someone is interested in trailer concours level, I would hope they already have a Marti report.......
Yes, I'd hope too. But Then again, maybe they don't have a Marti report and that could be the advise they're looking for. I've seen and met a lot of folks that want to go straight to concours level, because they're new at this and don't won't to fool with daily/occasional driven and possibly have never heard of Kevin Marti.
And besides, isn't this the "best"  place to get "Concours" advise?  Remember, this is his/her First post. Just saying.........
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 11:52:49 AM »
Thanks for the input!
I got my Marti Report which reads "F70 X 14 Wide Oval White Sidewall Nylon Tires". I still don't know if that means Firestone Wide Oval?
Also, am I correct in this is a full whitewall and not white letter?

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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 02:20:42 PM »
I would not deduct for the Firestones wide ovals but as I said in post# 3 I believe that they were Goodyear wide ovals.
The only 68s that got raised white letters were 68 1/2 cobra jets.
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 12:02:47 AM »
Also, am I correct in this is a full whitewall and not white letter?

Correct.  RWL would be specified if the car originally came with raised white letter tires.
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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 07:38:22 AM »
Thanks to all. Very helpful!

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Re: Correct Tires for Trailered Concours 1968 Mustang GT
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 12:17:44 PM »
What tires did you end up going with? Would love to see some photos of the result.
New guy needs help with: 6/20/68 San Jose 390GT
8R01S165XXX 65A M 2D 10F 53 G 5