where to find double white wall tires

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07 Nov 2015 00:55 #30547 by dryesandno
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i passed the information about diamond back on to RM and here is what they have to say:

Hi Brent,

I didn’t look at any radial tires because they would be docked in judging for sure... they would drive the best however.

Yours originally are bias ply.

so we are still back to square one here.......

what is the clubs judging position on using these double white wall radials from diamondback?

if we cannot get the bias ply tires any more.....is the judging making an exception for these diamond back radials in their scoring, or are they docking points for them.....and if they are docking points....is it one or four?

i would really appreciate some imput here before spending a $1200 on these diamondback tires.

thanks so much guys.

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07 Nov 2015 02:40 #30548 by 1748 S
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Glad to see a double white wall tire available. As for it being a radial tire in my opinion "should not" effect judging. Reason I feel this way is in many owners opinions these are a safety item. And hopefully they can be seen as just that. Seat belts or sealed beam head lights are not a points deduction from all I have been reading. Then we could include the 5 rib H10 Champion spark plugs seeing the beer bottle H10 are what came off the factory line. I'm in no way what I have posted is the way it should be when judging a car. I'm one person with one vote and not a decision maker. Just an interested member wanting correct information.

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07 Nov 2015 04:28 #30549 by Red Brick
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I agree with 1748 S (Gary). If we truly believe that the Cord 810/812 is "Meant To Be Driven", then I'd advocate for radials being considered a safety feature.
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08 Nov 2015 18:38 #30554 by johnmereness
johnmereness replied the topic: Re: where to find double white wall tires
Ask Diamond back if they can apply a whitewall to the backside of a Bias Ply tire (tell them no-guarantee needed).

Also DiamondBack is still in development of their "Auburn" radial which is a bias ply look radial and they may be able to make you a double whitewall when available.

And, at a few points in time doubles were available via special runs in bias plys (you may have to guarantee a minimum order).

JMM

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08 Nov 2015 19:22 #30555 by Joel
Joel replied the topic: Re: where to find double white wall tires
Sorry, I cannot help you in locating a set of the correct tires that you seek. But I do have an opinion on the judging points. It may be very very difficult and expensive to obtain certain correct parts. But it is not impossible. Therefore, when somebody does show up for judging with the correct parts, they should be rewarded for their efforts. Incorrect parts should always be docked points, in fairness to those who do go the extra mile to use correct parts. If any certain correct part truly does become 100% extinct from the planet, then there will be no cars receiving perfect scores.

Joel Nystrom
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09 Nov 2015 18:00 #30560 by dryesandno
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this is getting interesting for sure. so joel. are you saying that the guy who keeps his old double white wall bias ply tires on the car should be judged in a superior fashion than the guy who for safety reasons decided to put on new tires, and because he could not find bias ply, he is running with radial? or because its safer, he is running with radial?

gee. i don't think we should be encouraging guys to run on old tires just so they don't lose points in judging. this tire issue is a little different than an engine, carburetor, or transmission part. we could lose some cars and some people here if we don't balance the safety aspects with the judging.

i have an email out to coker to see what they have too say about the matter. will let you guys know what they say......but i don't think they have the 6.50-16's in either bias ply or radial.

joel. i am assuming this is your personal opinion here right? does anyone know what the official club judging position is here? would be nice for members to know the official position before they shell out $1200 US for these tires.....lol.

i am sure this issue must have arisen on judging before? but of course....who would really know....since we can't get copies of the judging sheets right (unlike in the CCCA judging where we can).
when we are training the judges what too look for.....what do we tell them regarding tires and points? anyone have any idea?

if the correct tires are not currently made on the planet as opposed to being "100% extinct from the planet"......as seems to be the case right now. then i think its pretty harsh to dock points for the double white wall radials. and i don't think encouraging members to save their old "bias ply double whites" just for judging purposes is the right thing to do.....my two cents.

i side with 1748S and redbrick here......the cars are meant to be driven. so the radial tires should be acceptable. even more so if that is all that we can get right now......

but as always...i look forward to other members views and a fair resolution of the matter within the club.

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