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Old 01-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker



Some top secret shit is going down at Coker Research & Development. For the love of god, don't tell anyone... BUT, they are interested in developing an 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker. To do so, however, they need an original NOS tire to study. We've...

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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Lucky Burton is the king at finding original tires. I'm sure he knows of one.


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Old 01-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Great news.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Haha, I tell ya... some people's kids.

What about Josh Shaw? Doesn't he have quite a collection of original Firestone dirt trackers?
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

I remember reading some years ago, one of the "big boys" in So Cal had a stash of NOS ones...hopfully they still exist and can be found.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Before they make them........approximately what year did dirt track race car tire manufactures determine to put the grooves at a diagonal, and not at the 90 degree angle. In the 1949-1950 Hot ROD magazines, all the hot rods with dirt track tires had the 90 degree tires. I guess they hadn't figured out yet, that as the ass end of the race car was hanging out, that the grooves should be angled.

I'm thinking that the angled grooves do not belong on a 40's-50's build.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Touch base with Stan Lobitz From hazleton PA (slobitz is his HAMB handle). His collection of open wheel cars and parts (including an Ohio track roadster) is mind boggling.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #9
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

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Haha, I tell ya... some people's kids.

What about Josh Shaw? Doesn't he have quite a collection of original Firestone dirt trackers?

Yeah, PM Josh, I hear that he's quite the tire whore.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #10
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

I have an 11.0 x 15 that I have kept out of the weather. I think it was an old dirt stock car tire. it is in really good shape.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

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Some top secret shit is going down at Coker Research & Development. For the love of god, don't tell anyone... BUT, they are interested in developing an 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker. To do so, however, they need an original NOS tire to study. We've...

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Speedy bill had some original never run ones a while back. Maybe they still have a set.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #12
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Ryan I know of a few sets actually.... originals
I know he wont sell them but ...
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #13
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

[QUOTE=RDP;8519337]I have an 11.0 x 15 that I have kept out of the weather. I think it was an old dirt stock car tire. it is in really good shape.[/QUO



Maybe Corky Coker has a tire streacher .
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

11.00-16 Firestones...Bought time! Perfect hotrod tires.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #15
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Very cool.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Ill have to check my set...I dont remember the size...
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #17
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Sorry to get O/T but whilst all the guys in know are posting, what is the ideal style front tire to be running to compliment running Dirt Trackers out back? I know there will be many size options but as a genral rule of thumb what style, make etc work with the Dirt Trackers?

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #18
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #19
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

Ryan,

I saved the pic of you and Corky from a while back...

I'm resisting the urge to post it here.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #20
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Default Re: Wanted: Original 11.00-16 Firestone Dirt Tracker

P-Wood and Jake have several NOS sets from when they bought out Parnelli Jones in the late 70's to early 80's. Ring them up.Was going to buy a set while I was building my roadster but they were a lot of dough a few years ago..

Odd timing, I have been stirring the pot for a few sets through some connections over the last few weeks for my roadster. Maybe it got some attention... Was sceduled for release late this year but hopefully it will be done sooner...
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