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Offline Rossco

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correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« on: March 05, 2017, 07:28:52 AM »
Morning I have a 1967 San Jose A code car just wondered what the correct available tire would be the Marti report states as Black wall would it be correct for a Firestone wide oval or a Goodyear Polyglas?

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 12:11:12 PM »
I would like to know this answer as well. Shelby was using Goodyear. I wonder if they were supplying Ford at San Jose as well?

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 02:57:31 PM »
I think when your referring to Polyglas your thinking of the current versions being reproduced which would be incorrect for a 67



Unless your car came with the optional wider tire (that caused problems for Ford that year) then it got the narrower tires  Depending on when your car was built. If earlier in the year dealers had to modify car Mustangs because of the issue on later cars Ford modified them. So sometimes (lots of owner modified cars out there for really wide tires) you can use the car to maybe get an idea if what the car may have come with

Standard tire appears (from the limited number of original tires still on these cars) to be Firestone Deluxe Champions on may of these cars  as a standard base tire from what I'm seeing. What was used on Shelbys at the end of their build process  would not have any bearing on what Mustangs received IMHO
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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 03:13:36 PM »
Did not Firestone and Goodyear both make a wide oval tire? The Marti reports only say F70-14 Wide Oval tires and no manufacturer. If this has no bearing on the original posters question then I apologize for hijacking the thread.

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 02:43:57 PM »
Jeff, so to clarify I could use the Firestone wide Ovals and you would be happy with that?

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 02:46:25 PM »
I say this because these are going to be the closest American tire I can get in the UK but your input is again welcome in a resolution

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 04:26:40 PM »
Did not Firestone and Goodyear both make a wide oval tire? The Marti reports only say F70-14 Wide Oval tires and no manufacturer. ............

Heard that before but doing a little homework I can't find anything to back that up did find

From a Hemmings Daily article

"The Wide Oval competed for sales with Goodyear’s Wide Tread tire (and later the Polyglas GT) and U.S. Royal’s Tiger Paw among others, which were also original equipment on myriad performance cars of the period................

In its September 1967 issue, Car and Driver magazine tested six popular high performance tires. They included cross-ply (bias-ply) tires—D70-14 Firestone Wide Oval, D70-14  Goodyear Wide Tread and ..............................."

Wide tread would match the markings I see on some Goodyears of the period


Jeff, so to clarify I could use the Firestone wide Ovals and you would be happy with that?

At this point I would not question seeing a set used on such a car with the Marti report describing such
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Offline 67gta289

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 07:44:50 PM »
That last statement is a key point   Does wide oval show up as an option on the Marti report?
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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 09:43:36 PM »
I have a 1968 options book that has a tire section. It give a lot of construction and performance information but does not mention manufacturers.
I wonder if any one reproduces the Wide Oval Radial Ply. Does any one know who made them?

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 10:11:29 PM »
I have a 1968 options book that has a tire section. It give a lot of construction and performance information but does not mention manufacturers.
I wonder if any one reproduces the Wide Oval Radial Ply. Does any one know who made them?

But off thread but no I'm not aware of any but haven't looked
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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 12:32:15 AM »
One consideration, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford were friends and had a good business relationship back in the 30's. Firestone could have been "one" of the suppliers Ford used for 67 Mustangs, and I remember my 73 Torino had Firestones. Just some thoughts.
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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 12:53:55 AM »
................ Firestone could have been "one" of the suppliers Ford used for 67 Mustangs, and I remember my 73 Torino had Firestones. Just some thoughts.

I can confirm that Firestone was one of the suppliers
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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 10:13:42 AM »
Quote
I have a 1968 options book that has a tire section. It give a lot of construction and performance information but does not mention manufacturers.
I wonder if any one reproduces the Wide Oval Radial Ply. Does any one know who made them?[/quote
]I don't know if this is what you're referring to but Coker Tire makes a radial Firestone Wide Oval radial.

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styles/muscle/firestone-wide-oval-radial-rwl.html

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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 11:34:31 AM »
In looking at the Ford Sales brochure for 1967 (which admittedly is not always what was built) the tires were 6.95x14 blackwall or whitewall. The GT had the F70x14 Wide Oval as standard. This tire was also optional on all V8's. Radial tires were optional on the GT and all V8's. If you don't have a price next to the Marti report that says "blackwall tires" my guess is that you had the standard BSW 6.95x14 tires.
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Re: correct Tires for 1967 Mustang
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 03:40:55 PM »
Here's a tire usage chart that I created based upon the 1967 Mustang Pricing sheets.  I'm not sure who made the 185 R14 Radial tires, but I believe all of the other tires listed on the chart were Firestone brand tires...

I've also added the Vehicle Order Image (VOI) codes on the chart as well.  If you look at the long string of numbers across the top of your Marti report, these codes will appear at the positions called-out in the VOI.

The second image below shows an example of the "F" code being called-out in VOI position 48, and the "2" code being called-out in VOI position 49.  In this case, the "F" would correspond to the F70-14 Wide Oval tire, and the "2" would correspond to the White Side Wall...

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