TIRES FOR 810

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10 Jul 2019 12:57 #37728 by william057
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I am getting closer to get 1752 on the road. I am looking at tires for the Cord and am leaning toward the wide whitewall. When I purchased the car, it had a set of Denman wide whitewall 6.50 x 16. These tires must be from the 1960s. Any advice is appreciated.
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10 Jul 2019 13:28 #37730 by 1748 S
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What are your intentions for this car? If you plan to make a driver then some owners feel modern tubeless radials are the best way to go. If you plan for a best of show type judging then bias ply double wide whitewalls. They are probably going to cost around $2000.00 or more because they are old and very rare. Some like the Coker tires and some prefer others. Some cars look very nice with a black wall tire too. Others will chime in with what they use and hopefully WHY they choose them.


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11 Jul 2019 04:12 - 11 Jul 2019 04:13 #37739 by mikespeed35
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Buy tires when you are there, not getting closer. Time seems to fly and before you know it your almost there turns into 2 or 5 years and
now you have old tires again. Have seen it happened many times. Just a suggestion.
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11 Jul 2019 13:14 #37741 by 1748 S
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Good point made by Mike. Also remember that any radial tire has a recommendation to replace it at around 5 years irregardless of miles because of ply separation between the radial ply and the body of tire. Bias ply tires do not have this separation issue.


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11 Jul 2019 14:30 #37745 by william057
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Thank you Mike and Gary. All good points. Based on your suggestions, I will most likely keep the tires as is in "rolling" condition until all the details are wrapped up. I finished the brakes, clutch linkage, installed the Startix, and gas tank is installed. II am installing the fuel filter and electric gas pump. I will be ready to install the wiring harnesses (piece of artwork) , get the engine fired up and install the dash instrumentation. I will most likely need guidance on the transmission selector. Interior feels like it is a long ways away.

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13 Jul 2019 17:05 - 13 Jul 2019 17:07 #37759 by johnmereness
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I like the 6:50 x 16 Goodyear tires with the ribbed whitewalls - a well built tire that I have been impressed with on road via multiple cars. I get them through Kelsey and I saw Universal was was also handling. www.kelseytire.com/pages/antique&classictires.html

As to Radials - I would try the Diamondbacks.

I thought the Coker radial tended to have too aggressive of a pattern on the inside of the casing and seemed to be hard on tubes.

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