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Offline rrenz

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66 Tires
« on: January 21, 2017, 09:22:52 PM »
I just wanted to get some input on some tire choices. Im looking to purchase a set of "Show" tires for the upcoming season. Ive been over all the options many times. The plan is to mount my radials on some SS wheels and put a set of bias ply on my steels. From what i can tell the GoodYear Power cushion is only available in a 7/8 white wall. Id prefer the Goodrich Silvertowns purely based on the looks of the tire. This tire is available in the correct 5/8 white wall but has the Pie Crust edges which I prefer the look of. Given these two choices would I be better off with an incorrect sidewall size with a more correct looking tire or a correct sidewall size with a non OE looking tire? Ive only shown at regional MCA events and plan on AACA driver class this year. I guess I'm mostly interested in what would be more generally acceptable. At the moment I'm leaning toward the BFG's for the correct sidewall size. I feel that is probably more important due to it being a more specific change in 66.
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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 12:59:51 PM »
The most common OEM tire then would have been a Firestone with pie-crust edge, so the BF Goodrich is probably the closest match.
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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 04:09:52 PM »
Hi

What do you mean "pie crust"???   Had to look at my tire rack.
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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 04:18:10 PM »
Like this:

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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 04:32:23 PM »
Spare from 5F07T6286xx


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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 05:15:19 PM »
AH Got it !

Mark
P.S.  Now I hope you know what the motor is in the 67-68 post ! 
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Offline rrenz

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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 09:44:09 PM »
Went with the BFGoodrich Silvertowns. Love the way they look.  The radials will eventually end up on some styled steel wheels to preserve these tires.
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Offline MattDoscher

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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 01:15:37 PM »
Looks good, and period correct.  Nice looking car!

What part of Virginia are you in?  I'm in Chesapeake.

Matt
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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 07:40:13 PM »
Thank's  :D  Not too far from there. Mechanicsville Va just outside of Richmond.
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Re: 66 Tires
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 09:38:02 PM »
ok, cool!
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